Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | 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. i-liv + 1-541, 1 map (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00178 (0.00069 - 0.00461), 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.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).