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Sinogastromyzon nantaiensis  Chen, Han & Fang, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Balitoridae (River loaches)
Etymology: Sinogastromyzon: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335);  nantaiensis: Named derived from the Chinese name of the type locality 'Nan-Tai' which means southern Taiwan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical

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Asia: Kaoping and Tzengwen River basins (including Chiaryi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung counties) in southern Taiwan.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47271)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 32. Pectoral fin with modally 11 simple and 14 branched rays; pelvic fin with modally 7 simple and 16 branched rays; predorsal scales 16-17; body uniformly olive brown; predorsal region of dorsum uniform in adults, with dark brown blotches in smaller sub-adults; pectoral fin base unmarked; caudal fin with 3 vertical dark bars. Pectoral fin quite large, length longer than head length; pelvic fin entirely fused posteriorly; lower lobe of caudal fin slightly longer than upper one (Ref. 47271).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the middle reaches of streams with swift current over a substrate of gravel. Is always found in riffles at altitudes below 500 m (Ref. 47271).

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Chen, I.-S., C.-C. Han and L.-S. Fang, 2002. Sinogastromyzon nantaiensis, a new balitorid fish from southern Taiwan (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(3):239-242. (Ref. 47271)

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=0.00537 (0.00231 - 0.01249), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .