Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: lumbriciformis: Deriived from the Latin lumbricus (earthworm) and formis (having the form), in reference to the worm-like body of this species which is round in cross section.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Ayeyarwaddy basin in northern Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57993)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 54 - 56. Differs from all its congeners except P. signicauda by its unusual color pattern consisting of a number of dark saddle like marks on the dorsum, a dark double spot at the caudal fin base and a horizontal stripe and a transverse subdistal band in the caudal fin, and by its total number of 54-56 vertebrae. Can be differentiated from P. signicauda by a more slender body (body depth 13.6-15.4 times in SL vs. 10.8-13.8 times in SL, ratio body depth-body width 1.2-1.5 vs. 1.6-2.2) and a more slender and less laterally compressed caudal peduncle (ratio caudal peduncle depth/width 1.1-1.3 vs. 1.5-2.0). Among other Myanmar Pangio, it is distinguished further from P. fusca and P. pangia by a narrower (caudal peduncle depth 4.8-5.0 % SL vs. 5.9-9.7) and longer caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle length 15.5-16.6 % SL vs. 9.5-12.5), from P. pangia by shorter pectoral fins (5.2-6.5 % SL vs. 8.2-9.6) and a more slender body (body depth 6.5-7.3 % SL vs. 13.5-16.3), from P. fusca by the presence of the pelvic girdle and fins (vs. absence) and the absence of a nasal barbel (vs. presence), and from P. elongata by the position of the pelvic fins (basipterygia at vertebra 29 vs. 33) (Ref. 57993).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Britz, R. and J. Maclaine, 2007. A review of the eel-loaches, genus Pangio, from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(1):17-30. (Ref. 57993)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.00562 (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
): 3.4 ±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 vulnerability (15 of 100) .