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Gastromyzon extrorsus  Tan, 2006

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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)
Etymology: Gastromyzon: Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335);  extrorsus: From the Latin adjective extrorsus, meaning in an outward direction, referring to the occurrence of this species only in the coastal river basins draining from the west side of the Crocker Range in Sabah.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.9 - ?.   Tropical

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Asia: Kimanis and Petagas River basins in Sabah, Malaysia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57871)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 30 - 32. Can be distinguished from other species of the genus by possessing the following unique combination of characters: presence of distinct secondary rostrum; presence of complete post-oral pouch; body brown with up to 9 thin gold bars, head dorsum dark brown with thin gold reticulate pattern; subopercular groove absent; gill slit vertical; sublacrymal groove present; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line scales 69-77; pelvic fin just touching anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in unshaded fast flowing rivers with boulder, rock and sand substratum (Ref. 57871).

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

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Tan, H.H., 2006. The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.00562 (0.00237 - 0.01332), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .