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Pangio signicauda  Britz & Maclaine, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: signicauda: Derived from the Latin signum (mark) and cauda (tail), in reference to the conspicuous color pattern on the caudal fin base and caudal fin of this species.

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Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 8.6 - ?.   Tropical; 27°C - ? (Ref. 57993)

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Asia: Ayeyarwaddy drainage in northern Myanmar.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57993)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 54 - 56. Differs from all other Pangia except P. lumbriciformis by its unique color pattern consisting of a number of dark saddle-like marks on the dorsum, a dark transverse stripe or double spot at the caudal fin base and a horizontal stripe and a transverse subdistal band in the caudal fin, and by its total number of 54-56 vertebrae. Can be differentiated from P. lumbriciformis by a more robust body (body depth 10.8-13.8 times in SL vs. 13.6-15.4 times in SL, ratio body depth-body width 1.6-2.2 vs. 1.2-1.5) and a deeper and laterally more compressed caudal peduncle (ratio caudal peduncle depth/width 1.5-2.0 vs. 1.1-1.3). Among other Myanmar Pangia, it is distinguished further from P. fusca and P. pangia by a narrower (caudal peduncle depth 4.1-5.5 % SL vs. 5.9-9.7) and longer caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle length 14.4-16.0 % SL vs. 9.5-12.5), from P. pangia by a more slender body (body depth 7.2-9.3 % SL vs. 13.5-16.3) and shorter pectoral fins (4.9-6.3 % SL vs. 8.2-9.6), from P. fusca by the presence of the pelvic girdle and fins (vs. absence) and the absence of a nasal barbel (vs. presence), and from P. elongata by the position of the pelvic fins (basipterygia at vertebra 29 vs. 33) (Ref. 57993).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in stream with slow current, muddy gravel bottom with clear water but dark brown and with lots of algae and aquatic vegetation (Ref. 57993).

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Britz, R. and J. Maclaine, 2007. A review of the eel-loaches, genus Pangio, from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(1):17-30. (Ref. 57993)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.00513 (0.00229 - 0.01150), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (12 of 100) .