Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Acantopsis: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, ops = similar (Ref. 45335); thiemmedhi: Named for Professor Jindah Thiemmedh.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48303)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Presence of 8-9 saddle-like bars on back; 8-9 irregular dark blotches or wavy lines above the lateral line and 8-9 irregular or large dark round spots along the lateral line; a row of large oblong dark longitudinal spots near the rim of the dorsal fin and another dark spot on the middle part of the first three front dorsal fin rays; one large oblong dark bar on the middle part of each caudal lobe; a row of smaller vertical oblong dark spots in the middle part of the caudal fin and two or three dark spots on the caudal base; posterior pelvic rims dark (Ref. 48303).
Inhabits mountain streams and the upper reaches of rivers with sandy bottoms where clear running water is present (Ref. 48303).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sontirat, S., 1999. Description of a new species of Acantopsis (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from Thailand. p. 65-68. In B. Séret and J.-Y. Sire (eds.) Proc. 5th Indo-Pac. Fish Conf. Noumea. (Ref. 48303)
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
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00256 - 0.01233), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .