Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Nemacheilus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); tuberigum: From the Latin tuber meaning swelling and mangus meaning large, referring to its relatively large tubercles on either side of the lateral line on the anterior part of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 42961).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42961); 5.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Row of comparatively large tubercles present on enlarged, elongate scales rows immediately above and below the lateral line scale row on the anterior half of the caudal peduncle; color pattern of 11-15 dorsal saddles, a series of 8- 13 lateral blotches centered along the lateral line, and without a dark spot at anterior base of dorsal fin (Ref. 42961).
Recorded from shallow, clear streams with gravel or sand bottom (Ref. 42961). Juveniles also known from murky water (Ref. 42961).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hadiaty, R.K. and D.J. Siebert, 2001. A new species of loach, genus Nemacheilus (Osteichthyes, Balitoridae) from Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. 67(2):183-189. (Ref. 42961)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00332 - 0.01444), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .