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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 25°N - 21°N
Asia: Taiji Cave in Guangxi and Dongtang Cave in Guizhou, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75196)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Differs from all members of the genus Oreonectes by the absence of eyes, pelvic fin with 4 branched rays and caudal fin with 12 branched rays (Ref. 75196). Dorsum of head flat; entire body without scales and no color; absence of cephalic lateral-line system; caudal fin truncate (Ref. 75196). Anterior section of body strong and long, cylindraceous but slightly depressed, posterior part compressed; head wide and rounded, depressed; barbels 3 pairs, rostral one 2 pairs and maxillary one 1 pair. Dorsal fin located rather backward and its origin opposite behind base of pelvic fin (Ref. 45563).
Cave-restricted species (Ref. 27297).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Du, L.-N., X.-Y. Chen and J.-X. Yang, 2008. A review of the nemacheilinae genus Oreonectes Günther with descriptions of two new species (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Zootaxa 1729:23-36. (Ref. 75196)
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
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .