Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: tuberculum: From the Latin word tuberculum, in reference to the presence of tubercles on the dorsal surface of the pectoral-fin rays. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Jian-Jiang, a coastal river in Guangdong Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93045)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from congeners (Traccatichthys pulcher and T. zispi) in China in having a wider interorbital space (width 39.1-48.4% HL vs. 27.4-33.7 in T. zispi and 27.2-35.4 in T. pulcher), a longer caudal peduncle (length 14.6-19.9% SL vs. 11.9-15.4 and 12.6-14.1), and longer pectoral fins (length 16.1-22.2% SL vs. 13.2-17.9 and 11.9-17.6). Similar to T. zispi in the shared absence of a black band along the leading dorsal-fin rays, subdistal and median black bands across the dorsal fin, and submarginal black streaks on the caudal-fin lobes that are characteristic of T. pulcher, but differs from T. zipsi in having a more anteriorly (vs. posteriorly) positioned anal fin (preanal length 72.0-76.5% SL (vs. 77.6-81.7). Differs from T. taeniatus from Vietnam in having a roughly round (vs. vertically elongated) black bar on the caudal-fin base, and in lacking a black band along the posterior part of the distal margin of the anal fin (Ref. 93045).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Du, C.-X,, F. Zhang and B.P. Chan, 2012. Traccatichthys tuberculum, a new species of nemacheiline loach from Guangdong Province, South China (Pisces: Balitoridae). Zootaxa 3586:304-312. (Ref. 93045)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00315 - 0.01450), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 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 (23 of 100) .