Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Oreonectes: Greek, oreos = mountain + Greek, nekton = swimmer (Ref. 45335); elongatus: Named from Latin word meaning elongated.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88136)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 38 - 39. This species can be distinguished from its congeners by this set of characters: the most elongated body, body depth/SL 8.62-10.68% (vs. 11.70-16.55%); eyeless; caudal fin forked; well-developed adipose crests on caudal peduncle; body naked and de-pigmented. It is similar to O. translucens by lacking eyes and with forked caudal fin, but differs from the latter by the appearance of anterior nostril (long nostril tube and barbel of the anterior nostril, 18.6-26.3% HL) and caudal crests (adipose and not transparent) as well as more counts of vertebrae (4+38-39 vs. 4+32) (Ref. 88136).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tang, L., Y. Zhao and C. Zhang, 2012. A new blind loach, Oreonectes elongatus sp. nov. (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China. Environ. Biol. Fishes online (Ref. 88136)
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=0.00851 (0.00383 - 0.01892), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .