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Nemacheilus masyae  Smith, 1933

Arrow loach
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Nemacheilus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335);  masyae: Named for a man.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: western Malaysia, Peninsular Thailand, the Meklong and part of the Mae Nam Chao Phraya basins (Ref. 39226). Likely to occur in the Mekong basin (Ref. 12693).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 12693)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 13; Raggi anali molli: 8. Distinguished from all other species of nemacheilines in Indochinese area by its color pattern consisting of a light background with 14-18 dark blotches along sides and 12-17 dark saddles along the back, a black spot at posterior extremity of lateral line and a black spot on anterior dorsal rays at about one fourth of ray length. From the closely related N. pallidus, it is distinguished by a slender body (body depth 12.6-17.6% SL versus 14.8-19.1), eye situated more on the top of head (interorbital width 4.9-6.8% SL, versus 5.7-8.0; and darker and wider markings (spots and saddles usually wider than interspaces, versus thinner).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow depths of 2 m or less in rivers and streams with moderate current and muddy to sandy bottoms (Ref. 12693). Occurs in forest streams flowing clear and slightly black waters, as well as in turbid waters (Ref. 39226). Feeds on insect larvae and aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 39226).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Acquario: Commerciale
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