Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 64.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33800); common length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Small cross-shaped spots scattered on sides of body and gill cover; maxilla bit longer than lower jaw; maxillae extending backwards beneath rear edge of eyes; pyloric caecum 65-120.
Inhabits fast flowing streams with sandy and gravel substratum. Carnivorous; feeds on fishes, insects.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, W., 1998. China's biodiversity: a country study. China Environmental Science Press, Beijing. 476 p. (Ref. 33508)
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. 82804
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00473 - 0.02021), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.62 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100).