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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal fin with 7
branched rays; anal fin with 5 branched rays; pectoral fin with 10-11 branched rays; pelvic fin with 7-8 branched rays; caudal fin with 13-17 branched rays; head compressed; eyes present ; surface of lower lip covered with shallow longitudinal groove; dorsal-fin origin opposite or
posterior to vertical line of pelvic-fin origin; caudal peduncle without caudal-adipose keels; edge of caudal fin rounded; scales present; cephalic lateral-line system developed; lateral line incomplete, w with 7-13 pores; a dark brown stripe present along lateral line; posterior chamber of air-bladder developed, extending to nearly pelvic-fin origin (Ref. 87717).
Found in caves (Ref. 87717).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, Q., M.-l. Wei, J.-h. Lan and Q. Yang, 2011. A new species of the genus Oreonectes (Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China. Journal of Guangxi Normal University (Natural Science Edition) 29(1):72-75. (Ref. 87717)
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=0.00661 (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 (16 of 100) .