Gastromyzon bario  Tan, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Balitoridae (River loaches)
Etymology: Gastromyzon: Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335);  bario: Named for the Bario plateau and the indigenous people in the Kelabit highlands in north Sarawak.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 20°C - ? (Ref. 57871)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57871)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Can be distinguished from other species of the genus by possessing the following unique combination of characters: distinct secondary rostrum present; complete post-oral pouch present; body dark brown with 8 pale yellowish bars, head dorsum dark brown with thin pale yellowish reticulate pattern; subopercular groove absent; gill slit vertical; sublacrymal groove present; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line scales 59-66; pelvic fin not overlapping anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).

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Asia: Upper Trusan, Limbang and Bram River basins in north Sarawak, Malaysia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits fast flowing unshaded hill streams with cool water, less than 1 meter deep, large boulder and rock substratum (Ref. 57871). Also Ref. 84801.

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Tan, H.H., 2006. The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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 body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.