Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Acanthocobitis: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); rubidipinnis: The specific name is derived from the Latin rubeus (red) and pinna (fin) (Ref. 39226) More on author: Blyth.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Myanmar, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 94495)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from its congener occurring in Indochinese area by 14-15 1/2 branched dorsal rays and a complete lateral line; suborbital flap present in males. Distinguished from A. zonalternans by a greater standard length (up to 8 cm, versus 4.5), a shorter predorsal length (43.2-46.0% SL, versus 43.5-53.4) and a smaller eye (4.1-5.7% SL, versus 5.9-8.7; 19-26% HL, versus 26-35).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Banarescu, P.M. and T.T. Nalbant, 1995. A generical classification of Nemacheilinae with description of two new genera (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Trav. Mus. Hist. Nat. 35:429-496. (Ref. 33690)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), 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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 1,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .