Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Nemacheilus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); selangoricus: Specific name after F.J. Kuiper who collected fishes in Belitung Island (Ref. 39226).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.0; dH range: ? - 10. Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)
Asia: Malay Peninsula from Trang in Thailand to Singapore, Sabah in North Borneo and Belitung Island (Ref. 39226) and Indonesia (Ref. 7050)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Presence of acuminate scales above and below lateral line on caudal peduncle. This characteristic is shared with N. spiniferus. Other diagnostic characters include: 8-12 very regular dark bars (vs. not very regularly shaped bars in N. spiniferus), 3-5 times wider than interspaces, the middle area of the bars being often lighter brown than the margin or as light as the background, the bar then being vertically split into two thin bars; dorsal length of head 18-22% SL (vs. 21-23%); process of acuminate scales shorter than (versus as long as) rest of scale, its base width about 1/4-1/3 of scale width (versus about 1/2).
Inhabits fast flowing forest streams with acidic water and sand-gravel substrate (Ref. 85309).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
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
= 0.5000 [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 (15 of 100) .