Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Serpenticobitidae
Etymology: Serpenticobitis: Latin, serpens = serpent + see under Cobitis; octozona: Specific epithet from the Latin octo which means eight and zona which means belt or girdle. More on author: Roberts.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. High altitude
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Distinguished mainly by its coloration, with 8-9 thin pale complete bands on a dark background. Predorsal scales 37-42; and transverse scale rows 16-20/1/12-14 (Ref. 38649).
Occurs in clear, high gradient mountain streams with very swift current, large boulders and rich and diverse fish faunas. Also found in other habitats such as with quite rocky bottom and equally high fish diversity and with a more unstable gravelly bottom and much less fish diversity.
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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) .