Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Nemacheilus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); paucimaculatus: Derived from the Latin prefix pauci, meaning 'having few' and the Latin macula, meaning 'blotches', referring to the comparably low number of lateral and dorsal blotches..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 3°N - 2°N, 103°E - 104°E
Asia: basins of Muar and Langat in Johor, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan in southern Peninsular Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87792)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from all species of the genus Nemacheilus, except Nemacheilus arenicolus by its color pattern consisting of 8-10 dark brown dorsal saddles and 8-10 dark brown blotches, each larger than eye, along the lateral midline (vs. 10-19 blotches, a stripe or a marbled pattern in other species). It is distinguished from Nemacheilus arenicolus by the presence of a dark blotch on the first rays of the dorsal fin (vs. absence) and the presence of scales on the whole body (vs. restricted to few rows along lateral line in the anterior part of body) (Ref. 87792).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bohlen, J. and V. Ŝlechtová, 2011. Nemacheilus paucimaculatus, a new species of loach from the southern Malay Peninsula (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 59(2):201-204. (Ref. 87792)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00342 - 0.01464), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).