Ecology of Schizothorax beipanensis
Main Ref. Yang, J., X. Chen and J. Yang, 2009
Remarks In the Xiaochahe River (a tributary of Beipan Jiang), Yangchang Town, Xuanwei County, Yunnan Province, these fishes occur in slow-flowing water. The river substrate comprises of mud, sand and large stones. Schizothorax beipanensis inhabits deep pools with large stones. Other sympatric fishes include the cyprinid species S. lissolabiatus, Discogobio elongatus Huang, D. yunnanensis (Regan), Abbottina rivularis (Basilewsky), Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus), Aphyocypris chinensis Günther, Rhodeus ocellatus (Kner), Sinocyclocheilus sp. and the cobitid Misgurnus anguillicaudatus. In Suoqiao River (a tributary of the Beipan Jiang River), Shanbanqiao Town, Pu’an County, GuiZhou Province, these fishes occur in clear, fast-flowing water. The river substrate is comprised of sand, pebbles and boulders. Sympatric fishes include the cyprinid species Discogobio elongatus, S. lissolabiatus and Sinocyclocheilus sp. (Ref. 80483).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Schizothorax beipanensis may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Busson, Frédéric on 03.06.09
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