Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Sectoria: Latin, sectator = follower (Ref. 45335); atriceps: From Latin ater which means black and from ceps which means head.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Chao Phraya basin in Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39226)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. With peculiar mouth structure: both jaws covered by a horny sheath and with sharp edges; upper jaw without processus dentiformis and lower jaw without notch; lips very thin and wide, not completely covering jaws; intestine with numerous loops. This peculiar mouth structure enables the fish to scrape aufwuchs (Ref. 39226).
Collected from a small stream about 3-5 m wide, in a narrow valley, up to 60 cm deep with moderate (in pools) to swift (in riffles) current, over sand and pebbles (pools) or boulders and pebbles (riffles). The stomach and intestine of a 4.17 cm SL fish contained vegetable remains (Ref. 39226).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 1990. Indochinese nemacheilines. A revision of nemacheiline loaches (Pisces: Cypriniformes) of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and southern Viet Nam. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München, Germany. 262 p. (Ref. 39226)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00311 - 0.01469), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .