Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: elongata: From the Latin adjective elongatus,-a,-um, meaning elongate..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Tenasserim and Mitan Chaung streams in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57993)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 57 - 62. Differs from all its congeners, except P. doriae and P. pulla, by the number of abdominal vertebrae. Can be differentiated from P. pulla by the presence of pelvic girdle and fins (vs. absence) and the plain light brown coloration (vs. blackish brown with 20-25 narrow vertical bars), and from P. doriae by the absence of a nasal barbel (vs. presence) and fewer caudal vertebrae (13-15 vs. 15-18). Can be distinguished further from the Myanmar species of Pangio with pelvic girdle and fins by the position of the basipterygia relative to the vertebral column (at level of vertebra 33 vs. at level of vertebra 29 in P. signicauda and P. lumbrici[ormis, and at level of vertebra 23-24 in P. pangia), from P. signicauda and P. lumbriciformis by the uniform, plain brown coloration (vs. color pattern with dark marks on body and fins), from P. fusca and P. pangia by the more slender, elongate body (body depth 7.8 % SL vs. 8.7-12.0 in P. pangia and 13.5-16.3 in P. fusca) and narrower (caudal peduncle depth 5 % SL vs. 5.9-9.7) and longer caudal peduncle (14.9 % SL vs. 9.5-12.5), from P. fusca by the presence of pelvic fins and girdle (vs. absence) and the absence of a nasal barbel (vs. presence), and from P. pangia by a more slender body (body depth 7.8 % SL vs. 13.5-16.3), shorter pectoral fin (5.3 % SL vs. 8.2-9.6) and relatively more anteriorly placed pelvic fins (prepelvic length 56.3 % SL vs. 79.0-86.8) (Ref. 57993).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274)
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00241 - 0.01141), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).