Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Oreonectes: Greek, oreos = mountain + Greek, nekton = swimmer (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: outlet of subterranean water near Town of Rongshui County and Xia’ao Township, Du’an County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75196)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Distinguished from other species by having the following characters: head flat at dorsum; eyes degenerate; lips slightly furrowed; dorsal fin origin before pelvic-fin origin; upper and lower edges of caudal peduncle with high caudal-adipose keels; dorsal adipose crest from above anal-fin origin and confluent with caudal fin; ventral crest from anal-fin base and confluent with caudal fin; posterior of body with tiny scales; 8 supraorbital pores, 4+8 infraorbital pores on cephalic lateral-line system; caudal fin forked; vertebrae 4+30~32 (Ref. 75196).
A subterranean species (Ref. 75196).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Du, L.-N., X.-Y. Chen and J.-X. Yang, 2008. A review of the nemacheilinae genus Oreonectes Günther with descriptions of two new species (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Zootaxa 1729:23-36. (Ref. 75196)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00661 (0.00308 - 0.01417), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .