Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 8 - ?. Tropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 13371)
Asia: Irrawaddy, Salween and Tenasserim basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13371); common length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 8. Distinguished from all other species of Balitora except B. brucei by its thin caudal peduncle (3-4 times longer than deep, vs. 1.9-2.8; length 16-21% SL, vs. 13-16% and 72-106% lateral HL, vs. 65-82); it differs from B. brucei by a larger eye (3.0-4.0% SL, vs. 2.3-3.3), thinner head (73-85% HL, versus 86-105) and shorter interorbital width (37-42% HL, versus 40-44) (Ref. 37826).
In fast-flowing mountain creeks on rocky bottom; feeds on algae (Ref. 13371).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00178 (0.00070 - 0.00453), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .