Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Serpenticobitidae
Etymology: Serpenticobitis: Latin, serpens = serpent + see under Cobitis; cingulata: Specific epithet from Latin cingulum (belt or zone) which refers to the belted or banded coloration.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mekong basin in northern Laos and Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Morphologically almost identical with S. octozona, but differs strikingly in coloration. Instead of 8-9 thin pale complete bands on a dark background, it has 7-12 thin dark mostly incomplete bands on a pale background. Most of the specimens have only 7-8 incomplete bands; only the 3.77 cm specimen from Huay Huang has 12 bands, many of which go completely around the body (as in S. octozona). Predorsal scales about 40 and transverse scale rows 19/1/14.
Found in muddy streams with fairly swift to very swift flowing water.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1997. Serpenticobitis, a new genus of cobitid fishes from the Mekong basin, with two new species. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 45:107-115. (Ref. 38649)
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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .