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Lepidocephalichthys annandalei  Chaudhuri, 1912

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Lepidocephalichthys: Greek, lepas = limpet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: India (Assam), Bangladesh, and Nepal in the Ganges and Brahmaputra drainages.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83671)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from all congeners by its unique caudal fin coloration, consisting of two distinct black spots (one at upper base of fin and one at center of posterior edge of fin). Further differs from all Lepidocephalichthys by the combination of the following characters: caudal fin with two broad, dark V-shaped bands; truncated/notched caudal fin; scales on top of head absent or embedded; dorsal-fin origin anterior to pelvic-fin origin; moderate/large size up to 4.3 cm SL); small barbels, first rostral pair never reaching anterior nostril (Ref. 83671).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits clear, swift streams with sandy bottom (Ref. 41236). Also collected from slow-flowing streams and oxbows (Ref. 83671).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Havird, J.C. and L.M. Page, 2010. A revision of Lepidocephalichthys (Teleostei: Cobitidae) with descriptions of two new species from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Copeia 2010(1):137-159. (Ref. 83671)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00229 - 0.01150), 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):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .