Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)
Asia: China (middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 3.0 kg (Ref. 59370)
Body lightly grayish brown and with vertical or irregular band-like stripes of deeply brown; yellowish brown on head sides. Barbels 3 pairs; scales minute; pectoral and pelvic fins short and bases with long skin folds.
Lives in the upper and middle streams of rivers and shoals and mountain streams. Carnivore and feeds on small fishes (Ref. 45563). Spawn from March to May and the roe is viscous and sticks to rocks (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2004. Botia kubotai, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on botiine nomenclature and diagnosis of a new genus. Zootaxa 401:1-18. (Ref. 50472)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00630 - 0.01001), b=3.04 (2.99 - 3.09), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.73 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100).