Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Acanthocobitis: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: ? - 7.2; dH range: ? - 25. Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060)
Asia: Indus basin in Pakistan to the Mae Khlong basin in Thailand through Ganges, Chindwin, Irrawaddy, Sitang and Salween basins. Recorded also from Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116967)
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from its congeners by the absence of a suborbital flap in male, the flap being replaced by a suborbital groove; lateral line reaches at least to anus (Ref. 39226).
Adults inhabit clear water, swift flowing streams with rocky, pebbly and sandy bottoms (Ref. 1479).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
About 100-150 eggs.
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. i-liv + 1-541, 1 map (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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