Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Recorded from fast flowing rocky streams (Ref. 84801).
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Distribution

Kuamut drainage of the Kinabatangan River basin, eastern Sabah, Malaysia.
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Asia: Kuamut drainage of the Kinabatangan River basin in Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analsoft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 28 - 29
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Size

Max. size

3.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 57871))
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

Can be distinguished from its congeners by having the following unique combination of characters: a plain brown body, head plain brown; presence of broad and flat secondary rostrum with folds; absence of postoral pouch; presence of shallow subopercular groove; gill slit vertical; sublacrymal groove present; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line with 60-64 scales; pelvic fin just touching anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Gastromyzon aequabilis

Gastromyzon aequabilis is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Gastromyzon.

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