Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Serpenticobitidae
Etymology: Serpenticobitis: Latin, serpens = serpent + see under Cobitis. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Xe Bangfai (Mekong) and Xe Bang Hiang in Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguishable by its unique color pattern of 7-8 quite regular, dark, vertical bars on the body; pale interspaces in some specimens with thin, median, dark bar; all fins with rows of black spots; overhanging snout; small mouth with fleshy lips; absence of mental lobe; presence in some specimens of a labial barbel on lower lip near corner of mouth (Ref. 27732).
Found in stretches with relatively swift, clear water, with boulders and gravel bottom (Ref. 27732).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1):1-128. (Ref. 27732)
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
= 0.7500 [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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .