Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Sinocrossocheilus: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos =lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111347); max. published weight: 94.70 g (Ref. 111347)
Occurs in the clefts between rocks in fast-flowing sections of rivers (Ref. 50421). Leaves its cave during spring and summer to find food in the morning and at night (Ref. 50421). Stays in its cave during winter but in May or June, it is known to move out into the floodwaters to reproduce (Ref. 50421).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Su, R.F., J.X. Yang and G.H. Gui, 2003. Taxonomic review of the genus Sinocrossocheilus Wu (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with a description of four new species. Zool. Stud. 42(3):420-430. (Ref. 50421)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .