Hemimyzon ecdyonuroides  Freyhof & Herder, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Balitoridae (River loaches)
Etymology: Hemimyzon: Greek, hemi = half + greek, myzon = to suckle (Ref. 45335);  ecdyonuroides: From the body form resembling the rheophilous mayfly Ecdyonurus (Heptageniidae, Ephemeroptera); an adjective..   More on author: Freyhof.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42935)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 8. One barbel-shaped papilla at the corner of mouth; pelvic fins not fused; distance between last pelvic-fin rays 2.7-4.0 times in body width at pelvic-fin origin; 13-14/10-12 pectoral-fin rays; 6-7/10-13 pelvic-rays and 59-64+1-2 lateral line scales (Ref. 42935).

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Asia: River Pako, in the headwaters of the River Sesan, a tributary of Se Kong, itself a tributary of Mekong.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a small river about 60 m wide, with a succession of rapids over rocks and deep pools over sandy bottom. Caught in rapids with a current velocity exceeding 1 m/s with other rheophilous fish (species of Garra, Annamia, Hemimyzon, Homaloptera, Schistura, and Nemacheilus (Ref. 42935).

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Freyhof, J. and F. Herder, 2002. Records of Hemimyzon in Vietnam, with the description of a new species (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(1):53-58. (Ref. 42935)

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 = 0.5001   [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):  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.