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); pseudomussullah: The specific name pseudomussullah is a noun in apposition referring to the false or pseudo- similarity to the species that it most resembles Hypselobarbus mussullah.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Nethravathi and Thunga rivers, Karnataka; Krishna River, Maharashtra in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 112605)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 3. Hypselobarbus pseudomussullah differs from H. mussullah in having 41-42 lateral-line scale rows (vs. 44), 12-13 pre-dorsal scale rows (vs. 14), 5.5-6 transverse scale rows (vs. 7.5), 30-31circumferential scale rows (vs. 36), 11-12 transverse breast scale rows (vs. 14), and pre-pelvic fin length 51.16-53.56 %SL (vs. 47.37 %SL) and rostral barbel length 6.54-10.93 %HL (vs. 18.19 %HL). It can be distinguished from H. dubius in having weaker dorsal spine (vs. strong), 12-13 pre-dorsal scale rows (vs. 14), and 39-44 pre-anal scale rows (vs. 34-38). It is distinguished from H. micropogon in having a weaker dorsal spine (vs. strong), 39-44 pre-anal scale rows (vs. 31-34) and 30-31 circumferential scale rows (vs. 26-29). It differs from H. periyarensis in having 12-13 pre-dorsal scale rows (vs. 17-18), 30-31 circumferential scale rows (vs. 32-34), and distance between occiput to dorsal-fin origin 22.93-27.05 %SL (vs. 30.12-34.75 %SL), distance between pectoral-fin insertion to anal-fin origin 43.48-49.24 %SL (vs. 53.12-57.68 %SL), post-dorsal length 47.91-58.42 %SL (vs. 31.88-39.66 %SL) and length of maxillary barbels 12.95-23.91 % HL (vs. 26.50-29.68 %HL). It can be separated from H. kurali in having 30-31 circumferential scale rows (vs. 32-33), and 11-12 transverse breast scales (vs. 21-23). It differs from H. curmuca in having two pairs of barbels (vs. single pair), 8-8.5 upper transverse scale rows (vs. 9.5-10), 30-31 circumferential scale rows (vs. 39-40), 18 circumpeduncular scale rows ( vs. 20-21), 12-13 pre-dorsal scale rows (vs.14), and 5.5-6 lower transverse scale rows (vs. 7.5-8). It is distinguished from H. kolus in having two pairs of barbels (vs. single pair), 8-8.5 upper transverse scale rows (vs. 9.5-10), 18 circumpeduncular scale rows (vs. 20-21), 39-44 pre-anal scale rows (vs. 34-37), and 30-31 circumferential scale rows (vs. 35-37) (Ref.112605).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arunachalam, M., S. Chinnaraja and R.L. Mayden, 2016. Remarkable rediscovery of Barbus (=Hypselobarbus) mussullah (Sykes) after 175 years of hiatus and description of a new species of Hypselobarbus Bleeker from peninsular India (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes). FishTaxa 1(1):1-13. (Ref. 112605)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00933 (0.00433 - 0.02010), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .