Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: nantingensis: Named for Nanting river. More on authors: Chen, Cui & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Nanting River drainage in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56327)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Differs from Balitora longibarbata by having one pair of maxillary barbel and 59-64 lateral line scales; from B. kwangsiensis by distance from pelvic-fin origin to pectoral-fin origin equal to distance from pelvic-fin origin to between anus and anal-fin origin and branched pelvic-fin rays nine. Distinguished from B. lancangjiangensis by a triangular-like blotch in nape absent, area from halfway to pelvic-fin ray to anus covered by scales, the first pectoral ray thickened, posterior end of pelvic-fin reaching beyond middle of distance from posterior end of pelvic-fin base to anal-fin origin, lateral line scales 59-64, slightly longer head, HL 4.2-5.1 times in SL, slightly larger eyes 4.0-6.4 times in HL. Differs from B. burmanica /i> by pointed snout in dorsal view; body depth 12.5-16.9% of SL, length of caudal-peduncle 2.0-2.8 times of its depth; caudal-peduncle length 14.3-15.6% of SL, average ratio of body width at pelvic-fin origin and distance between inner pelvic-fin base 2.0, body width 1.1-1.5 times of body depth (Ref. 56327).
Mainly inhabits streams with clear and swift current, rocky bottom, seldom in the main course (Ref. 56327).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, X.-Y., G.-H. Cui and J.-X. Yang, 2005. Balitora nantingensis (Teleostei: Balitoridae), a new hillstream loach from Salween drainage in Yunnan, southwestern China. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):21-26. (Ref. 56327)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .