Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gastromyzontidae
Etymology: patella: Named for the form of its sucking disk and its general appearance resembling the gastropod mollusc Patella; noun in appositon..
More on authors: Freyhof & Serov.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40433)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 33. Two elongated or roundish central lobes on the second simple anal-fin ray in specimens larger than 25 mm SL and lepidotrichia of branched pelvic-fin rays 8-16 dorsoposteriorly hypertrophied into large projecting processes in males. No dark stripes on body; no concentric bands on paired fins. Pectoral-fin origin in front of corner of mouth. Pelvic fin reaching 50-80% of distance between anus and anal-fin origin. No cavity around the mouth, no skin-fold between oropectoral membrane and ventral surface of head (Ref. 40433).
Inhabits a river with a succession of riffles over coarse gravel and larger single stones and deep pools over sandy bottom. Rheophilous, caught in only in riffles or rapids with current velocity from 0.6 to more than 1 m/sec. Found with Garra cambodgiensis, Schistura sp. and Homaloptera yunnanensis. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 40433).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2000. Review of the genus Sewellia with description of two new species from Vietnam (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(3):217-240. (Ref. 40433)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00204 - 0.01176), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).