Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: .lucidorsum: Derived from the Latin words lux (light), and dorsum (back), meaning ‘with a light back’, referring to the absence of pigmentation along the dorsal midline. A noun in apposition
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - ?; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - ? (Ref. 87201)
Asia: Nam Paw in Hsipaw, Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87201)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Can be diagnosed from other species, except its only congener Pteronemacheilus meridionalis by having elongated skinfolds on the dorsal side of the second and third branched pectoral-fin rays in males. Differs from Pteronemacheilus meridionalis by having the dorsal midline without pigmentation (vs. bars or saddles across dorsal midline) and usually 8 + 8 branched caudal-fin rays (vs. 9 + 8) (Ref. 87201).
Found in a fast flowing stream about 4-10 m wide and 0.5 m deep during late dry season. The stream has substrate consisting mainly of stones up to 60 cm diameter (Ref. 87201).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bohlen, J. and V. Ŝlechtová, 2011. A new genus and two new species of loaches (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Myanmar. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 22(1):1-10. (Ref. 87201)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), 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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .