Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Malay Peninsula from Narathiwat (Thailand) to Johor (Malaysia), Sumatra and West Java (Indonesia).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Anterior nostril pierced at the anterior base of a long nasal barbel; color patter consists of 7-13 short saddles restricted to the dorsal half of body and a black blotch at caudal fin base; caudal is hyaline, without marking; a dark epaxial stripe is conspicuous in life as well as in preserved specimens. In freshly preserved specimens, the belly is white and the dorsal half of the body has an olive yellow background coloration.
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Restricted to peats in dense litter falled canals (Ref. 57235). Found among submerged vegetation along shores of stream with moderate current and clear and relatively cold water. Occurs sympatrically and syntopically with P. kuhlii in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Java.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and K.K.P. Lim, 1993. A review of the eel-loaches of the genus Pangio (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Malay Peninsula, with descriptions of six new species. Raffles Bull. Zool. 41(2):208-210. (Ref. 13770)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00232 - 0.01084), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).