Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Sinocyclocheilus: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, kyklos = circle + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 6.4; depth range ? - 2 m (Ref. 44736). Tropical; 17°C - 19°C (Ref. 86777)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86777)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Bailang Subterranean River in Guangxi, China.
Cave-restricted species (Ref. 27297). Encountered in two caves at about 30 m from their entrance at 1.5 m depth. Feeds on plant and insects (Ref. 86777).
Romero, A., Y.-H. Zhao and X.-Y. Chen, 2009. The hypogean fishes of China. Environ. Biol. Fish. 86(1):211-278.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00245 - 0.00938), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .