Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known only from the type locality, Subramanya, Kumaradhara river in Karnataka, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91039)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 48. Distinguished from all congeners except Pangio bitaimac, P. cuneovirgata, P. doriae, P. filinaris, P. fusca, P. lidi and P. longimanus by having a long, pointed narial flap (nasal barbel). Can be separated from these seven species and in addition from all other congeners by its unique color pattern consisting of a midlateral stripe and a reticulated pattern of chromatophores loosely organized in a middorsal and paired dorsolateral bands on a light beige background (Ref. 91039).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Found in shallow part of a medium-sized clear water stream, up to 200 m wide and up to at least 2 m deep with sand, gravel and stones as substrate. Its type series was collected from a shallow part of the river with a fast current over medium-sized rounded stones and sandy patches as substrate. Caught only from sandy areas (Ref. 93057).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Britz, R., A. Ali and R. Raghavan, 2012. Pangio ammophila, a new species of eel-loach from Karnataka, southern India (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 23(1):45-50. (Ref. 91039)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
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=0.00501 (0.00233 - 0.01079), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).