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Puntius semifasciolatus  (Günther, 1868)

Chinese barb
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 6898).   Subtropical; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 1672); 24°N - 20°N, 102°E - 108°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26563); common length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body with 4-7 narrow bars, more or less complete or dissociated into series of spots; complete lateral line; last simple dorsal ray serrated posteriorly; yellowish in color (Ref. 43281).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Red River basin, southwestern China, including Hainan (Ref. 43281). Widely transported around the world (Ref. 1739).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults feed on worms, crustaceans, insects, plant matter (Ref. 7020) and detritus (Ref. 5258). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Spawns during early morning hours.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Chen, X., J.-H. Pan, Z. Liu and D. Liang, 1991. Barbinae. p. 136-167. In J.-H. Pan, L. Zhong, C.-Y. Zheng, H.-L. Wu and J.-H. Liu (eds.) The freshwater fishes of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Science and Technology Press, Guangzhou. 589 p. (Ref. 33326)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00533 - 0.02363), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1; multiple spawning per year; Fec=300).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.