Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Oreichthys: Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); duospilus: Derived from the Greek, duo = two and spilos = spot, in reference to the conspicuous spots on the dorsal and anal fin of the fish. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Linganamakki reservoir in the Sharavati river Basin in Karnataka and streams in
Agumbe, Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99423)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Oreichthys duospilus is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 22-23+1 scales in the longitudinal series with 11-21 pored scales; ½3/1/2½ scales in the transverse row; 7-9 predorsal scales; two black spots, one on the dorsal fin and the other on the anal fin; and a faint black spot may be seen on the caudal fin base, which may not be consistent (Ref. 99423).
Occurs in a shallow, sluggish stream with a mixed sand and gravel bottom and scattered large boulders (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knight, J.D.M. and R.G. Kumar, 2015. A review of the species of Oreichthys (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa 3914(2):157-167. (Ref. 99423)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00484 - 0.02165), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .