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Acantopsis dinema Boyd & Page, 2017

Peppered horseface loach
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Acantopsis: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, ops = similar (Ref. 45335);  dinema: Dervied from the from Latin di (meaning two) and nema (meaning for thread), in reference to the usual presence of two pairs of labial barbels in this species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: tributaries of the Mekong River draining the Khorat Plateau and Mekong Delta ecoregions in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia; and Songkhram River in eastern Thailand to the Prek Thnot River south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116755)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Vertebrae: 41 - 42. Acantopsis dinema is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: absence of large spots on side of head; many black specks beneath midlateral row of black spots from head to caudal fin; 2 pairs of labial barbels; absence of distinct small black spot on upper margin of caudal-fin base; absence of large black spots on dorsal or caudal fins; dorsal fin usually with 10½ branched rays and pectoral fin with 10 rays; 8-17 dark saddles along dorsal midline; 6-12 black spots along side of body; 41-42 total vertebrae; and body depth 12.0-14.5% SL, body width 8.0-10.3% SL, caudal-peduncle length 12.1-14.3% 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. 120744)


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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00258 - 0.01228), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .