Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Sinocyclocheilus: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, kyklos = circle + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Liujiang River in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82586)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Similar to Sinocyclocheilus donglanensis and Sinocyclocheilus altishoulderus, but distinguished from these two species by having lateral line scales larger than that of body scales (vs. lateral scales equal body scales), 12~14 gill-rakers (vs. 10~12 and 0~12 and 4~5), 3 rows of pharyngeal teeth, 2.3.4/4.3.2 are different with 2.3.5/5.3.2 of Sinocyclocheilus altishoulderus (Ref. 82586).
Inhabits subterranean river (Ref. 82586).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, J., X.-Z. Li, X.-F. Hou, Z.-J. Sun, L. Gao and T. Zhao, 2009. A new species of Sinocyclocheilus in Guizhou, China. Sichuan J. Zool. 28(3):321-323. (Ref. 82586)
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=0.00603 (0.00252 - 0.01440), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .