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). More on authors: Huang, Du, Chen & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Pearl River drainage in Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81968)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Diagnosed from all other species of the genus by having body entirely covered by scales, except between pectoral fins and pelvic fins, 5-12 pores on lateral line, 3+7 infraorbital pores and 7-8 supraorbital on cephalic lateral line system, head length 2.3-2.7 times head width in nose; head length 1.4-1.8 times maximum head width; standard length 7.0-10.8 times caudal-peduncle depth (Ref. 81968).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huang, A.-m., L.-n. Du, Chen X.-y. and J.-x. Yang, 2009. Oreonectes macrolepis, a new nemacheiline loach of genus Oreonectes (Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China. Zool. Res. 30(4):445-448. (Ref. 81968)
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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .