Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: maekhlongensis: Named after the Mae Khlong River in western Thailand, where this species appears to be endemic.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mae Khlong River basin, Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102002)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12-13. Paracanthocobitis maekhlongensis is distinguised rom all congeners by the combination of the following characters: male with suborbital groove; pelvic fin usually (20 of 23 specimens) with 7 rays; dorsal fin with 12 1/2-13 1/2 branched rays; thin dorsal saddles with light spots in centers connected to irregular spots on side of body; and large round black spot near dorsal margin of caudal peduncle (Ref. 102002).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Singer, R.A. and L.M. Page, 2015. Revision of the zipper loaches, Acanthocobitis and Paracanthocobitis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae), with descriptions of five new species. Copeia 103(2):378-401. (Ref. 102002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00312 - 0.01398), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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 (20 of 100) .