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Yasuhikotakia lecontei  (Fowler, 1937)

Silver loach
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Botiinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: ? - 8.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 33 - 36. Has 8 branched dorsal rays; in life, a brown to yellowish body; a large blackish blotch on the caudal peduncle; dusky yellow fins (Ref. 27732); lacks a mid-dorsal stripe at all ages, young may have many narrow black bars; erect ethmoid spine perpendicular to snout when viewed from above; large mental lobe (Ref. 12693).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Mekong basin (Ref. 27732) and Chao Phraya basin (Ref. 26336).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Apparently associated with fast waters and stony to rocky substrate (Ref. 27732). Found in medium to large-sized rivers (Ref. 12975). Occurs at the bottom of flowing rivers. Takes shelter in crevices and under bottom cover of rocks, tree limbs or other objects during the day and comes out to forage at dusk and night time. Feeds on mollusks and other benthic invertebrates. When young of the year return to the river in November and December, this species, along with B. helodes, B. morleti and B. modesta is often used as food for fish reared in cages. Commonly seen in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.