Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gobionidae
Etymology: Hemibarbus: Greek, hemi = the half + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: drainages in Southern China and part of Southwestern China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96512)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 43 - 44. A iii - 6; P i - 16 - 18; V i - 8. Body spots absent in adults. Elongated body with slightly convex dorsal profile. Head length somewhat longer than body depth. Snout length equal to postorbital head length. Lips well developed, lateral lobes of lower lip narrow, without folds, the median process is marked. Barbel slender, 1/2-2/3 of eye diameter. Dorsal spine slender, 2/3 of HL. Origin of dorsal fin equidistant between tip of snout and caudal base.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yue, P., 1998. Gobioninae. p. 232-389. In Y.Y. Chen, X.L. Chu, Y.L. Luo, Y.R. Chen, H.Z. Liu and M.G. He (eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes II. Science Press. Beijing. 531p. (Ref. 33792)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00323 - 0.00936), b=3.14 (2.99 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .