Pseudosphromenus cupanus   Cuvier and Valencien  1831 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 7.5 cm TL

Dioecious, external fertilization, guarders, nesters. Builds a bubble nest. Male gathers the eggs in his mouth and spits them into the nest, sometimes female assists. Eggs hatch in a day. Male guards the nest and the young until they reach the free-swimming stage, which is about a week later. Male has also been observed building more than one bubble nest and moves the eggs from one nest to the other.

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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos, zooplankton, insects


• East Coast, Coromandel (Lat: 14) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• West Coast, Malabar (Lat: 10) (Long: 76.25) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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