Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Botiidae
(Pointface loaches) > Leptobotiinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Qianjiang River in Guangxi, China
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83654)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 43. Closely related to Leptobotia guilinensis and Leptobotia posterodorsalis by the following shared characters: lacking button-like papillae on chin region; small eye; short mouth barbels; and origin of dorsal fin posterior to ventral fin. Can be diagnosed from Leptobotia guilinensis by lacking vertical bands (vs. 15-18 vertical bands), having more vertebrae 4 + 39 (vs. 4 + 35-36), and end of pelvic fin not reaching anus (vs . reaching anus). Differs from Leptobotia posterodorsalis in having numerous white spots on body side (vs. no spot), more gill rakers 13-15 (vs . 3-4) on the outer side of first gill arch, body depth 4.9-6.9 % in SL (vs. 6.8-7.3), deep forked caudal, and more stripes 3-4 (vs. 1) on both lobes of caudal fin (Ref. 83654).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, J., X.-H Li and X.-L. Chen, 2008. A new species of the genus Leptobotia from Guangxi, China (Cypriniformes Cobitidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 33(3):630-633. (Ref. 83654)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00317 - 0.01732), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .