Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Oreonectes: Greek, oreos = mountain + Greek, nekton = swimmer (Ref. 45335); translucens: The specific epithet comes from the Latin word for transparent, referring to the appearance of this species when fresh (Ref. 78629).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known only from Xia'ao Cave in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78629)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 36. Diagnosed from its congeners by having the following combination of characters: vestigial eyes; origin of dorsal fin and pelvic fin vertically opposite each other; well-developed dorsal crest and ventral crest; entire body lacking scales and color (Ref. 78629).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, Z.-L., Y.-H. Zhao and C.-G. Zhang, 2006. A new blind loach, Oreonectes translucens (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Nemacheilinae), from Guangxi, China. Zool. Stud. 45(4):611-615. (Ref. 78629)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00315 - 0.01450), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .