Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: Sinogastromyzon: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.2 - 10.9; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 6898). Subtropical; 18°C - 30°C (Ref. 42926)
Asia: endemic to Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6898)
Prefers a wide range of velocities between 0.8-2 m/s; over small rocks or pebbles and big rocks and at depths of between 20-60 cm. Optimal habitat preferred is at 60 cm depth and water velocity at 1.6 m/s with a substrate of small rocks (Ref. 42926).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shen, S.C. (ed.), 1993. Fishes of Taiwan. Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University, Taipei. 960 p. (Ref. 5193)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00222 - 0.01301), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .