Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Botiidae
(Pointface loaches) > Botiinae
More on authors: Yang & Chen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Yunnan and Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26054)
Body with 7-10 broad, faintly contrasted bars; dorsal and anal fins with faint median row of spots; body slender, depth 4.3-5.0 times in SL (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits streams and rivers with rocky bottoms. Feed on algae and insects. Omnivore (Ref. 26054).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, J.-X. and Y.-R. Chen, 1992. Revision of the subgenus Botia (Sinibotia) with description of a new species (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 2(4):341-349. (Ref. 26054)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00251 - 0.01446), b=3.09 (2.89 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.31 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .