Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468)
Asia: western Sichuan province and Guizhou Province, China (in the main river and tributaries of middle Yangtze river) (Ref. 26054). Recorded from the Mekong drainage in Yunnan, China (Ref. 37841).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111737); max. published weight: 43.10 g (Ref. 111737)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Color pattern consisting of 7-9 wide bars, not always very distinct; no black longitudinal rows of spots or thin stripes (Ref. 37841).
Inhabits bottom parts of rocky streams or shores of main rivers (Ref. 26054).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2004. Botia kubotai, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on botiine nomenclature and diagnosis of a new genus. Zootaxa 401:1-18. (Ref. 50472)
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=0.00724 (0.00383 - 0.01369), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .