Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Homatula: Greek, homos, homoios = similar + Greek, atylos, atylotos = without callosities; wuliangensis: Name refers to the Wuliang Mountain.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Baimushan River of the Lancang River basin in Wuliang Mountains, Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93044)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Can be distinguished by the following diagnostic characters: extremely long upper lobe of caudal fin relative to lower lobe; adipose keel developed as high and long ridge, extending anteriorly almost to posterior margin of dorsal-fin base; very closely aligned lateral bars on body, numbering more than 22 (22-26); body scaled; vertebrae 4+41- 42 (Ref. 93044).
Inhabits streams of mountain valleys in areas with swift current over rocky and stony substrates, interspersed with sand and gravel in higher elevation reaches (1781 m asl) and in areas with slower current in the lower reaches (1274 m asl) (Ref. 93044).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Min, R., J.-X. Yang and X.-Y. Chen, 2012. Homatula wuliangensis (Teleostei: Nemacheiliddae), a new loach from Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 3586:313-318. (Ref. 93044)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00386 - 0.01875), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .