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Cryptotora thamicola  (Kottelat, 1988)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Balitoridae (River loaches)
Etymology: thamicola: From tham, latin transcription of the Thai word for cave; cola from the latin colere which means to inhabit.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37846)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal soft rays: 8. Absence of eyes; body naked, colorless; 15-16 branched pectoral rays; 10 branched pelvic rays; and two barbels at each corner of mouth (Ref. 37846). Lacks melanin (Ref. 42927).

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Asia: Tham Susa and Tham Mae Lana in Thailand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Restricted to subterranean waters (Ref. 12041). Found on a ledge apparently climbing up a small waterfall about 0.6 km from the cave entrance (Ref. 37846). Prefers fast moving waters on rocky substrates (Ref. 42927). Lacks melanin, is anophthalmic and appears indifferent to light stimulus (Ref. 42927).

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Kottelat, M., 1988. Two species of cavefishes from Northern Thailand in the genera Nemacheilus and Homaloptera (Osteichthyes: Homalopteridae). Rec. Aust. Mus. 40:225-231. (Ref. 37846)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B2ab(iii); D2)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 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.