Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: canicula: From the Latin noun canicula, means little dog, in reference to the canine-like-molar shape of the dark
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: lower Mekong basin in Cambodia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102002)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 11-12. Paracanthocobitis canicula can be diagnosed from all other congeners by the combination of the following characters: complete lateral line; presence of axillary pelvic lobe; male with suborbital groove; well defined, jagged dorsal saddles extending almost to lateral line; large squarish blotches, with medial ventral and dorsal notches, centered just below lateral line; round black caudal spot well below upper margin of caudal peduncle; pelvic fin with 8 rays; caudal fin with 5-7 dark bands (Ref. 102002).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Singer, R.A. and L.M. Page, 2015. Revision of the zipper loaches, Acanthocobitis and Paracanthocobitis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae), with descriptions of five new species. Copeia 103(2):378-401. (Ref. 102002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00311 - 0.01469), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .