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Eirmotus insignis  Tan & Kottelat, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: insignis: The specific name is from the Latin adjective 'insignis', meaning worth distinction, with distinctive signs, brilliant, in reference to the unique black marks on the dorsal fin..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Kapuas drainage in Kalimantan Barat (Borneo) and Belitung Island in Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78741)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 8. Differs from all congeners by the following characters: simple dorsal-fin rays with black pigmentation restricted to the anterior two rays and the proximal half of the third one, fainter grey distally; and about 2/3 of the branched dorsal-fin rays (extending on the membranes in some specimens) with a row of faint black spots. Additional distinguishing characters include presence of bar 1 but faintly marked, posterior edge of last simple dorsal-fin ray with 16-21 serrae, width of bar 5 equal to 1-1 ½ lateral row scales, presence of small and distinct black mark immediately in front of anus, visible in lateral view, head length 32.3-33.5% SL, 47.4-50.0% BL, predorsal length 76.4-78.8% BL; interorbital width 22-25% HL; snout slightly upturned, mouth terminal, lower jaw wide, anteriorly rounded (Ref. 78741).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs usually in small streams with slow flowing water, backwaters, among overhanging roots along shores, and occasionally in swampy areas among dense vegetation (Ref. 78741). Generally inhabits quite murky and slightly acidic water, with bottom usually muddy or covered with leaf litter (Ref. 78741).

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Tan, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2008. Revision of the cyprinid fish genus Eirmotus, with description of three new species from Sumatra and Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 56(2):423-433. (Ref. 78741)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00435 - 0.02094), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), 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 (10 of 100) .