Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Subtropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 2059)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2059); common length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Having body depth 1.0-1.2 times in width (at pelvic origin); belly entirely without scales in front of anus; pectoral fin reaching only about halfway between its base and pelvic origin; 8-9 relatively small black blotches along back, surrounded by a paler area (Ref. 43281).
Asia: Nam Ma basin in Laos, Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, and southeastern China.
Inhabits rapid flowing streams. Shares its habitat with Hemimyzon myersi.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y. and W. Tang, 2000. Homalopteridae: Gastromyzoninae, Homalopterinae. p. 438-567. In P. Yue et al. (Eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes III. Science Press. Beijing. 1-661. (Ref. 45625)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .