Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: breviventralis: Named for its short pelvic fin; Noun in apposition. More on authors: Freyhof & Serov.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: River Pako in Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40433)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 35. Absence of dark stripes on body; absence of concentric bands on paired fins. Pelvic fin reaching 5-40% of distance between anus and anal-fin origin. No cavity around the mouth, skin-fold between oropectoral membrane and ventral surface of head running from pectoral-fin origin to second rostral barbel. Tubercles on dorsal part of head concentrated on tip of snout; 15-21 large tubercles on branched pectoral-fin rays. General appearance elongated. Lateral line with 58-64 scales (Ref. 40433).
Very rheophilous, caught in only in rapids with current velocity exceeding 1 m/sec together with other rheophilous fish such as species of Garra, Annamia, Hemimyzon, Homaloptera, Schistura and Nemacheilus. 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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00562 (0.00239 - 0.01326), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), 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.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .