Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Lepidocephalichthys: Greek, lepas = limpet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335); manipurensis: Named for its type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: known only in the adjoining borderland water bodies of Manipur (India) and Myanmar at Moreh, Chandel district.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38333)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 30 - 31. No scales on the vertex of head. One dark black stripe from the tip of the snout to the eye; mid-lateral line with 8 - 11 spots. A small, sharp black spot just above the upper base of the caudal fin. 8 - 9 dorsal short, ashy brown bars from occiput to the base of the caudal fin; forked caudal fin with 4 - 5 W-shaped bands. Pectoral, ventral and anal fins with stripes or spots. Least depth of caudal peduncle 50 - 60.24% (mean 54.09) of its length and 7.69 - 8.11% of SL (Ref. 38333).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arunkumar, L., 2000. Loaches of the genus Lepidocephalichthys from Manipur, with description of a new species. J. Fish Biol. 57(5):1093-1104. (Ref. 38333)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00537 (0.00245 - 0.01178), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), 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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .