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: Typhlobarbus: Greek, typhlops = blind + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 24°N - 23°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45620)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body semitransparent and faint reddish, fins transparent but caudal fin grayish and with gray edge. Front nostril opening with a short tube and separated with rear nostril opening by a valve; eyes socket located in center of head, slightly caved-in, filled with adipose; eyeball extremely degenerated; barbels 2 pairs (Ref. 45536).
Asia: China (circa 24°N 102°E, Ref. 5326).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1990. 1990 IUCN red list of threatened animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, U.K. 288 p. (Ref. 3881)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
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=0.01096 (0.00516 - 0.02330), b=2.97 (2.78 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .