Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Botiidae
(Pointface loaches) > Leptobotiinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species shares with L. micra and L. brachycephala the unique presence of a row of orange spots or an orange stripe along the dorsal mid-line of the body, extending from the nape to the caudal-fin base; differs from the two by its caudal fin deeply forked (vs. emarginate), the length of median rays 1.7-2.3 times in length of upper lobe (vs. 1.3-1.4 in micra, 1.2-1.5 in brachycephala), the pelvic fin inserted slightly posterior or inferior (vs. slightly anterior in brachycephala) to the dorsal-fin origin, a longer head, 22.5-26.8% SL (vs. 18.4-22.8% SL brachycephala) and a shorter predorsal distance 51.4-56.3% SL (vs. 58.1-59% SL in micra) (Ref. 123772)..
Collected in deep and slow-running water with mixed substrate and syntopic fish species
included Saurogobio dabryi Bleeker, 1871, Parabotia banarescui (Nalbant, 1965) and Hemibarbus maculatus Bleeker, 1871 (Ref. 123772).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guo, D.-M. and E. Zhang, 2021. Re-description of the loach species Leptobotia citrauratea (Teleostei, Botiidae), with the descriptionn of L, brachycephala from southern Zhejiang Province, China. ZooKeys 1017:89-109. (Ref. 123772)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00329 - 0.01748), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .