Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Acrossocheilinae
Etymology: Acrossocheilus: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, krossos = tassel, fringe (Ref. 45335); multistriatus: Derived from the Latin multi (many) and striatus (bar), in reference to the high number of vertical black bars on the flank as compared with all other barred congeneric species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Huaping National Nature Reserve in Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96674)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 11. Distinguished from all other barred congeners except Acrossocheilus monticola by its unique coloration pattern on the flank consisting of 8-12 vertical dark bars (vs. 5-7). Differs from A. monticola by having the following characters: a well-developed lower lip (vs. poor-developed); with or without a median interruption on lower jaw (vs. with a median interruption which wider than 1/2 mouth width); lower jaw entirely covered (vs. uncovered) by the lower lip; and body depth 22.57%-25.22% SL (vs. 25.64%-32.26% SL) (Ref. 96674).
Inhabits rapid streams with clean, highly oxygenated water, and a boulder/pebble/gravel substrate. Coexists with other fishes which include Acrossocheilus parallens, Opsariichthys bidens, and Zacco platypus (Ref. 96674).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lan, Z.-J., B.-P. Chan and J. Zhao, 2014. Acrossocheilus multistriatus, a new species of barbine fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Zhujiang River basin, South China. Zool. Syst. 39(3):433-441. (Ref. 96674)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00435 - 0.02094), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .