Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Cyprinus: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45623)
Body silver gray on sides, white on abdomen and fins light yellow; black in front of lip; scales above lateral line with crescent black spots. Barbels 1 or 2 pairs and rostral one less developed or degenerated.
Lives in the upper and middle layers of the lake along the shore and in winter it stays in deep places of water. Feeds on plankton, small fishes, shrimps and algae. Spawns in May and June mainly at the bottom sides of rocks in shallow clear water (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chu, X.L., Y. Chen et al., 1989. The fishes of Yunnan, China. Part I Cyprinidae. Science Press, Beijing, China, 377 p. (Ref. 38630)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00561 - 0.02578), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.49 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).