Lepidopygopsis typus

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Lepidopygopsis typus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Lepidopygopsis
B. S. Raj, 1941
Species: L. typus
Binomial name
Lepidopygopsis typus
B. S. Raj, 1941

Lepidopygopsis typus, the Peninsular hilltrout, is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Kerala, India where it is only known from Periyar River and Periyar Lake. This species can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL. It is currently the only known member of its genus.[2]


  1. ^ Raghavan, R. & Ali, A. 2011. Lepidopygopsis typus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.. Downloaded on 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Lepidopygopsis typus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.