Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Subtropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Nam Ma basin in Laos, Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, and southeastern China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2059); common length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Having body depth 1.0-1.2 times in width (at pelvic origin); belly entirely without scales in front of anus; pectoral fin reaching only about halfway between its base and pelvic origin; 8-9 relatively small black blotches along back, surrounded by a paler area (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits rapid flowing streams. Shares its habitat with Hemimyzon myersi.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y. and W. Tang, 2000. Homalopteridae: Gastromyzoninae, Homalopterinae. p. 438-567. In P. Yue et al. (Eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes III. Science Press. Beijing. 1-661. (Ref. 45625)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00178 (0.00070 - 0.00453), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .