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Acantopsis rungthipae  Boyd, Nithirojpakdee & Page, 2017

Piebald horseface loach
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Acantopsis: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, ops = similar (Ref. 45335);  rungthipae: Named for Rungthip Plongsesthee, who was born on 27 May 1978 and died on 16 July 2014. 'Kae' was a dear friend, close colleague, a Ph.D. student of Dr. F. W. H. Beamish at Burapha University, Bangsaen, Thailand, and an extremely enthusiastic ichthyologist who is greatly missed by her many friends.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: Tapi, Mae Khlong, Chao Phraya, Bang Pakong, and Welu River basins in Thailand, and Mekong River basin in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116755)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Acantopsis rungthipae is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters; absence of exposed labial barbels; upper margin of caudal-fin base usually with distinct small black spot; side of head with 0-1 row of large spots; absence of large black spots on dorsal or caudal fins; absence of black specks beneath midlateral row of black spots (rarely present); dorsal fin usually with 9½ branched rays and pectoral fin with 10 rays; 10-20 dark saddles along dorsal midline; 9-17 black spots on side of body; 41-43 total vertebrae; and body depth 9.0-14.2% SL, body width 5.3-10.3% SL, caudal-peduncle length 11.5-16.1% SL (Ref. 116755).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Boyd, D.A., P. Nithirojpakdee, G. Deein, C. Vidthayanon, C. Grudpan, W. Tangjitjaroen, J.M. Pfeiffer, Z.S. Randall, T. Srisombat and L.M. Page, 2017. Revision of the horseface loaches (Cobitidae, Acantopsis), with description of three new species from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 4341(2):151-192. (Ref. 116755)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .