Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Homatula: Greek, homos, homoios = similar + Greek, atylos, atylotos = without callosities; change: From Chinese mythology, Chang E is the lunar goddess; noun in nominative, indeclinable (Ref. 103396)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103396)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Homatula change is distinguished from its congeners by an evenly scaled body; lower jaw with a median incision; dorsal crest reaching forward to vertical through posterior extremity of anal fin base; color pattern of 20-22 dark gray-brownish, irregularly split, oblique bars on light gray background with some bars having multiple furcations (Ref. 103396).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Endruweit, M., 2015. Homatula change, a new nemacheilid loach from the upper Black River basin in Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 26(1):65-72. (Ref. 103396)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .