Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anguilliformes
(Eels and morays) > Anguillidae
Etymology: Neoanguilla: Genus and type species provisionally named Neoanguilla nepalensis, derived from Greek word 'Neo", meaning new, and 'nepalensis', referring to Nepal..
Described provisionally, not available on Art. 16.1 and Art. 16.4. See nomenclatural details in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Oct. 2012: Ref. 92135).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85009)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 24. Dorsal fin with 26-28 rays; and anal fin with 24 rays; and caudal fin with 6 rays. Pectoral fin very much reduced leaf like (Ref. 85009)
Adults inhabit dark subterranean system, usually adapted to life in dark cravens and fissures. Occasionally encountered in wells or pits, they sometimes burrow into soft bottom sediments (Ref. 85009).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shrestha, T.K., 2008. Ichthyology of Nepal: a study of fishes of the Himalayan waters. Kathmandu : Himalayan Ecosphere, 388 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm. (Ref. 85009)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00079 (0.00038 - 0.00164), b=3.15 (2.98 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .