Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Hypselobarbus: Greek, hypselos = high + Latin, barbus =barbel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Day.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Western Ghats, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 44151); common length : 18.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43630); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 44151)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Moderate deep bodied, no bands or spots, 2 pairs of barbels, upper jaw longer, pre-dorsal scales 12; dorsal fin inserted equidistant between tip of snout and base of caudal fin.
Occurs in deep large rivers in upland regions (Ref. 41236). Adults prefer deep rocky pools, mostly hide under bedrocks and boulders; while juveniles prefer pools and riffles (Ref. 43631, 44151). Feed on allochthonous plant materials and debris (Ref. 44151). Breed after the monsoon, when river gets stabilized; fries available during February and March (Ref. 44151).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arunachalam, M. and A. Sankaranarayanan, 2000. Hypselobarbus dobsoni - a cultivable fish endemic to Gadana river, South Tamil Nadu. p. 269-270. In A.G. Ponniah and A. Gopalakrishnan (eds.) Endemic fish diversity of Western Ghats. NBFGR-NATP Publication. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, U.P., India. 1,347 p. (Ref. 43631)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00381 - 0.02510), b=2.99 (2.76 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .