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Lepidocephalus nanensis  Deein, Tangjitjaroen & Page, 2014

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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) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Lepidocephalus: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335);  nanensis: The specific name refers to the river system where most specimens have been collected. An adjective.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Nan River and Chao-Phraya River in Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished from Lepidocephalus spectrum by having eyes and dark pigment on the body and by the lack of tubules on the lateral line and large papillae on the lips; from L. pahangensis by having scales on top of the head and by the lack of large papillae on the lips; from L. pallens by having the dorsal-fin origin well behind (vs. over) the pelvic-fin origin (predorsal length 68.1-71.3 vs. 59.9% SL); and from L. macrochir by having a longer snout (5.6-7.4 vs. 3.9-5.1% SL; 28.6-38.1 vs. 23.3-27.1% HL) (Ref. 95334).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species seems to prefer large rivers (Ref. 95334).

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Deein, G., W. Tangjitjaroen and L.M. Page, 2014. A revision of the spirit loaches, genus Lepidocephalus (Cypriniformes, Cobitidae). Zootaxa 3779(3):341-352. (Ref. 95334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00230 - 0.01145), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .