Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Pseudocrossocheilus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip; papillolabrus: From the Latin Papillo meaning papilla and labra meaning lip, in reference to its densely covered papillae on the lower lip and the width of the papillate area being larger than other species of Sinocrossocheilus (Ref. 50421). More on authors: Su, Yang & Cui.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Guizhou, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50421)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 42. Body large; papillate band on lower lip wide (44.4%-66.7% of eye diameter); 4-5 rows of horny tubercles on snout tip and confined to premargin of nostril; eye large (33.3%-45.5% of interorbital width); maxillary barbels longer than or equal to rostral ones and shorter than eye diameter (60%-89% of eye diameter); ventral fin extending over anus; pectoral fin well developed and strong (20%-22% of SL); 2-3 lateral line scales between pectoral fin and ventral fin (Ref. 50421).
Found in rivers, in the lower layer of fast-flowing areas or montane streams (Ref. 50421).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Su, R.F., J.X. Yang and G.H. Gui, 2003. Taxonomic review of the genus Sinocrossocheilus Wu (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with a description of four new species. Zool. Stud. 42(3):420-430. (Ref. 50421)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00398 - 0.02092), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .