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Protocobitis polylepis Zhu, , Yang & Zhang, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Protocobitis: Greek, protos = the first + Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  polylepis: being entirely covered by scales (Ref. 78524).  More on authors: Zhu, , Yang & Zhang.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: known only from an underground water source near Wuming County in Guangxi, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78524); 3.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 5. Differs from the known species, Protocobitis typhlops, by having the following characters: presence of light black pigmentation; body covered by rudimental scales except for head and abdomen; head length 24.1%-24.8% of SL; body depth 16.2%-16.3% of SL; inner rostral barbel length 19.8%-21.0% of head length; outer rostral barbel length 28.6%-30.2% of head length; maxillary barbel length 44.6%-46.0% of head length (Ref. 78524).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from an underground water source (Ref. 78524).

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Zhu, Y., Y.-J. Lü, J.-X. Yang and S. Zhang, 2008. A new blind underground species of the genus Protocobitis (Cobitidae) from Guangxi, China. Zoological Research 29(4):452-454. (Ref. 78524)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00249 - 0.01211), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 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) .