Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Barbodes: Latin, barbus = barbel + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 6898). Subtropical; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 1672); 24°N - 20°N, 102°E - 108°E
Asia: Red River basin, southwestern China, including Hainan (Ref. 43281). Widely transported around the world (Ref. 1739).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26563); common length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 11.90 g (Ref. 124724)
Body with 4-7 narrow bars, more or less complete or dissociated into series of spots; complete lateral line; last simple dorsal ray serrated posteriorly; yellowish in color (Ref. 43281).
Adults feed on worms, crustaceans, insects, plant matter (Ref. 7020) and detritus (Ref. 5258). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawns during early morning hours.
Chen, X., J.-H. Pan, Z. Liu and D. Liang, 1991. Barbinae. p. 136-167. In J.-H. Pan, L. Zhong, C.-Y. Zheng, H.-L. Wu and J.-H. Liu (eds.) The freshwater fishes of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Science and Technology Press, Guangzhou. 589 p. (Ref. 33326)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: highly commercial
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00754 - 0.02527), b=3.02 (2.86 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.28 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1; multiple spawning per year; Fec=300).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).