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Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis  Arunkumar, 2000

Yu loach
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Lepidocephalichthys: Greek, lepas = limpet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335);  manipurensis: Named for its type locality.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: known only in the adjoining borderland water bodies of Manipur (India) and Myanmar at Moreh, Chandel district.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38333)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 30 - 31. No scales on the vertex of head. One dark black stripe from the tip of the snout to the eye; mid-lateral line with 8 - 11 spots. A small, sharp black spot just above the upper base of the caudal fin. 8 - 9 dorsal short, ashy brown bars from occiput to the base of the caudal fin; forked caudal fin with 4 - 5 W-shaped bands. Pectoral, ventral and anal fins with stripes or spots. Least depth of caudal peduncle 50 - 60.24% (mean 54.09) of its length and 7.69 - 8.11% of SL (Ref. 38333).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Arunkumar, L., 2000. Loaches of the genus Lepidocephalichthys from Manipur, with description of a new species. J. Fish Biol. 57:1093-1104. (Ref. 38333)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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):  2.5   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .