Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Homatula: Greek, homos, homoios = similar + Greek, atylos, atylotos = without callosities; wuliangensis: Named for its type locality, the Wuliang Mountain.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93044)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Can be distinguished by the following diagnostic characters: extremely long upper lobe of caudal fin relative to lower lobe; adipose keel developed as high and long ridge, extending anteriorly almost to posterior margin of dorsal-fin base; very closely aligned lateral bars on body, numbering more than 22 (22-26); body scaled; vertebrae 4+41- 42 (Ref. 93044).
Inhabits streams of mountain valleys in areas with swift current over rocky and stony substrates, interspersed with sand and gravel in higher elevation reaches (1781 m asl) and in areas with slower current in the lower reaches (1274 m asl) (Ref. 93044).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Min, R., J.-X. Yang and X.-Y. Chen, 2012. Homatula wuliangensis (Teleostei: Nemacheiliddae), a new loach from Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 3586:313-318. (Ref. 93044)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .