Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: insidiosa: Named for the type locality, Katibas River. Gender feminine.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Sarawak, Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 7. Can be easily distinguished from all other species of the Bornean Balitoridae in possessing the upper lip fused with the rostral cap anteriorly, between the rostral barbels. Other characters useful for identification but not unique include the following: rostral fold soft and fleshy; lips continuous around corner of mouth; postlabial groove widely interrupted medially; two pairs of rostral barbels, one pair of maxillary barbels and a short process projecting backwards at outer extremity of lower lip; several papillae in median area of lower lip; anterior nostril pierced in a valve-like flap covering the posterior nostril; gill opening extending downwards to origin of pectoral fin; pelvic fins widely separated; pectoral fin with a simple and 20-21 branched rays; pelvic fin with a simple and 6-7 branched rays; 65-75+2 lateral line scales (Ref. 54043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2004. On the Bornean and Chinese Protomyzon (Teleostei, Balitoridae), with descriptions of two new genera and two new species from Borneo, Vietnam and China. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(4):301-310. (Ref. 54043)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00236 - 0.01338), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .