Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Homatula: Greek, homos, homoios = similar + Greek, atylos, atylotos = without callosities; disparizona: The specific name is from Latin dispar, meaning dissimilar, and zona, meaning band. This is in reference to the color pattern unique in the genus Homatula Used as a compound noun.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Red River drainage in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93166)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Diagnosed from all species of Homatula by the following combination of characters: body naked with very variable color pattern, anteriorly with bars joined dorsally and posteriorly stripes that may enclose a series of pale ovoid blotches along midlateral line; caudal fin emarginate; 7 1/2-8 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; axillary pelvic lobe absent or rudimentary; both lips thin, nearly smooth (lower lip with 1-2 furrows on each side); no median notch on lower jaw (Ref. 93166).
Inhabits streams with clear water, slow current and rocky bottom (Ref. 93166).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Min, R., J.-X. Yang and X.-Y. Chen, 2013. Homatula disparizona, a new species of loach from the Red River drainage in China (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 23(4):351-355. (Ref. 93166)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00294 - 0.01353), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 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 (21 of 100) .