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: Acrossocheilus: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, krossos = tassel, fringe (Ref. 45335); spinifer: Specific name from the Latin adjective spinifer, meaning bearing a spine, in reference to a spinous and stout last simple dorsal-fin ray.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85613)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Fujian Province and Guangdong Province China.
Found on the bottom and in midwater of the upper reaches of rivers and hill streams with fast-running and clear water and gravel substrate (Ref. 57453). Preferably forms schools and feeds mainly on aquatic insects, benthic invertebrates and algae adhering to the surface of the gravel and plant detritus (Ref. 57453). Reaches sexual maturity at approximately 10 cm SL and is a fractional spawner (Ref. 57453). Used as a food fish but eggs are poisonous which can lead to diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and dizziness (Ref. 57453).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yuan, L.Y., Z.Q. Wu and E. Zhang, 2006. Acrossocheilus spinifer, a new species of barred cyprinid fish from south China (Pisces: Teleostei). J. Fish Biol. 68(Suppl. B):163-173. (Ref. 57453)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .