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Acantopsis ioa  Boyd & Page, 2017

Slender 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);  ioa: The specific epithet ioa is from Greek for an arrow or dart which refers to the relative slenderness of this species in relation to other species of Acantopsis.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: mainstem Mekong River in Thailand and Laos; Nam Lik, a large tributary of the Mekong in Laos, and Srepok River, a large tributary of the Mekong in Cambodia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116755)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Vertebrae: 46 - 48. Acantopsis ioa is distinguished from all congeners by combination of the following characters: absence of labial barbels; usually lack of distinct small black spot on upper margin of caudal-fin base, 0-1 row of large spots on side of head; absence of large black spots on dorsal or caudal fins; absence of row of black specks beneath midlateral row of black spots; dorsal fin usually with 9½ branched rays and pectoral fin with 10 rays; 15-23 narrow, blotch-like saddles along dorsal midline; 13-21 black spots along side of body, and 46-48 total vertebrae; and body depth 8.5-11.0% SL, body width 5.2-7.9% SL, caudal-peduncle length 13.1-16.2% 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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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):  3.3   ±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) .