Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Acheilognathidae
Etymology: Sinorhodeus: Name from Latin 'Sino', meaning "Chinese", and Rhodeus, a genus of bitterling fish, in reference to its distribution in China and morphological similarity to Rhodeus.; microlepis: Name from Greek 'micro', meaning small, and 'lepis', for scale, referring to the diagnostic small scales of this species; noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123652); 4.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 34 - 36. This species is distinguished by the following characters barbels absent: pharyngeal teeth 0,0,4-4,0,0; lateral line incomplete; longitudinal scales 41-46; transverse scales 16-18; no white spots on dorsal-fin rays; juveniles without a black blotch on dorsal fin; larvae with less developed wing-like yolk sac projections (Ref. 123652).
Collected from a slow-flowing stream at an altitude of 625 meters, the substrate consisted of mud mixed with gravel. Taken with other species Rhodeus ocellatus, Hemiculter leucisculus and Pseudorasbora parva (Ref. 123652).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, F., T.-Y. Liao, R. Arai and L-J. Zhao, 2017. Sinorhodeus microlepis, a new genus and species of bitterling from China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Acheilognathinae). Zootaxa 4353(1):69-88. (Ref. 123652)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .