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

Sungai Kinarom draining into Marudu Bay, Sabah, Malaysia.
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Asia: Sungai Kinarom draining into Marudu Bay 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): 7; Analsoft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 30
  • 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

5.5 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 possessing the following unique combination of characters: body black, dorsum with 7 thin gold bars, side with gold bars complete or interrupted to form black blotches; head dorsum black with fine gold reticulate pattern when alive, when preserved the gold turns cream; absence of secondary rostrum; absence of a postoral pouch; gill slit vertical, subopercular groove absent; a rounded snout when viewed dorsally; presence of sublacrymal groove; abdomen without scales; lateral line with 64 scales; pelvic fin not overlapping 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 auronigrus

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

Footnotes

  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Gastromyzon auronigrus" in FishBase. April 2006 version.


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