Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Lepidocephalichthys: Greek, lepas = limpet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar in the Irrawaddy, Brahmaputra, and Ganges drainages.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 5.6, range 5 - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93838)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of the following characters: strongly forked caudal fin; caudal fin usually with four to five dark, broad, regularly spaced V-shaped bars; dorsal-fin origin usually anterior to pelvic-fin origin; moderate/large size up to 4.4 cm SL; lamina circularis composed of fused seventh and eighth pectoral rays sometimes forming small dorsally projecting flange but never large flange with serrations (Ref. 83671).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Mostly found in slow-flowing streams with vegetation (Ref. 83671).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Havird, J.C. and L.M. Page, 2010. A revision of Lepidocephalichthys (Teleostei: Cobitidae) with descriptions of two new species from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Copeia 2010(1):137-159. (Ref. 83671)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00342 - 0.00967), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).