Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Linichthys: Lin = surname of the first author of the original description for the type species, and the Greek word 'ichthys' = fish..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00339 - 0.01546), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .