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Balitoropsis zollingeri  (Bleeker, 1853)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Balitoridae (River loaches)
More on author: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula and Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

With 4-5 simple pectoral rays ; belly in front of posterior extremity of pelvic fins is naked only between pectoral fin bases (Ref. 34782). Scales keeled; color very dark to black with indistinct blotches (Ref. 12693). Base of caudal and lower lobe black, upper lobe hyaline (Ref. 43281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits in high gradient streams over rocky substrates. Typically found on rocky bottoms in fast waters (Ref. 12693). Occurs in running waters of lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds on insect larvae. Not fished commercially, but has some potential for the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Randall, Z.S. and L.M. Page, 2015. On the paraphyly of Homaloptera (Teleostei: Balitoridae) and description of a new genus of hillstream loaches from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa 3926(1):57-86. (Ref. 100449)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: potential
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00231 - 0.01249), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .