Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Spinibarbinae
Etymology: Spinibarbus: Latin, spinna = thorn + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Laos, northern Viet Nam and southeastern China, Hainan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281); common length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 9671)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Anal fin with 5 1/2 branched rays; a forward directed spine in front of dorsal fin origin; post-labial groove interrupted in middle; absence of conspicuous dark marks on body and fins (Ref. 43281).
Adults live in the deep pools of streams.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huang, H. et al., 1987. The freshwater fishes of China in coloured illustrations. The freshwater fishes of China in coloured illustrations. (Ref. 9671)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00231 - 0.01368), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100).