Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Yunnanilus: From Yunnan, city on southwest China.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 25°N - 24°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12040)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from all other species of the genus by its terminal mouth with an upwardly directed gape; absence of lateral line and head pores; scaled predorsal area; 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays; 14 branched caudal rays (Ref. 12040).
Asia: known only from Dianchi Lake, Yunnan, China.
Adults inhabit shallow waters of lake (less than 1 m deep) among vegetation, but not in inlets or outlets of the lake. Feed on shrimps (Ref. 12040).
Kottelat, M. and X.L. Chu, 1988. Revision of Yunnanilus with description of a miniature species flock and six new species from China (Cypriniformes: Homalopteridae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 23(1/2):65-93.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
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=0.00525 (0.00226 - 0.01220), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.59 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .