Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Linichthys: Lin = surname of the first author of the original description for the type species, and the Greek word 'ichthys' = fish..
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53787)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Diagnosis: Elongate body, somewhat compressed with a midlateral dark stripe. Last unbranched dorsal fin-ray soft and smooth posteriorly, with distal margin truncate. Axillary scale present at base of pelvic fin. Complete lateral line running along midline of caudal peduncle; with 38-40 perforated scales. Subterminal mouth with lower jaw covered with thick horny sheath. No notch on upper jaw or no symphyseal knob on lower jaw. Vomeropalatine organ in roof of mouth absent. Epibranchial organ at top of gill cavity absent. Two pairs of well-developed barbels. A shallow depression run along the median portion of the upper lip (Ref. 53787).
Asia: China: upper and middle Zhu Jiang basin and the upper Chang Jiang basin in the city of Guiyang, Guizhou Province, South China (Ref. 53787).
Zhang, E. and F. Fang, 2005. Linichthys: a new genus of Chinese cyprinid fishes (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Copeia 2005(1):61-67. (Ref. 53787)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .