Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Anabantiformes
(Gouramies, snakeheads) > Nandidae
Etymology: Nandus: 'Nandus' is a Bengali local name, but it lacks a proper reference; ‘nanda’ is a Bengali fish name but probably for a different species (J. Müller, pers. comm., April 2021, after information from native speakers); andrewi: Named for Andrew Arunava Rao in recognition of his discovery of this new species and assistance during field work in India..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 23°N - 22°N, 88°E - 89°E
Asia: India: currently only known from the Ichamati River drainage in northeastern. The Ichamati River (not to be confused with a tributary of the Brahmaputra River with a similar name in Bangladesh) is a tributary of the Hooghly River, itself part of the Ganges River drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75197)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12 - 14;
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species differs from its congeners by its pale bluish-white body color in life (vs. mottled brown); differs from Nandus nandus, the only South Asian congener, in having body depth 24.3-29.1% SL (vs. 28.2-34.3); pelvic fin length 16.2-18.9% SL (vs. 18.0-21.2); from Nandus nebulosus, Nandus oxyrhynchus and Nandus prolixus by the presence (vs. absence) of dark spot on the caudal peduncle, by having lateral line scales 45-52 (vs. 24-37) and body depth 24.3-29.1% SL (vs. 30.7-44.1) (Ref. 75197).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and Z. Jaafar, 2008. A new species of leaf fish, Nandus andrewi (Teleostei: Perciformes: Nandidae) from northeastern India. Zootaxa 1731:24-32. (Ref. 75197)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5098 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00489 - 0.02694), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).