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Ambastaia sidthimunki  (Klausewitz, 1959)

Dwarf botia
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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) > Botiinae
Etymology: Ambastaia: Named for Ambastai (or Ambastus in Latin), a river in Ptolemy’s (ca. 90-168) (identified as the Mekong)..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Tropical; 26°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body with black dorsal stripe; 7-8 branched dorsal rays; a black midlateral stripe, dispersed as a series of joined blotches posteriorly and connected by bars to dorsal stripe (Ref. 12693).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins (Ref. 43281) and Maeklong basin (Ref. 58784).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers and flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Found in small muddy lakes and other standing water habitats. Active by day and often schools in some distance above the bottom (Ref. 12693). Feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 12693). Not fished commercially, but highly regarded as aquarium fish (Ref. 12693).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | Public aquariums | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [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):  2.9   ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.