Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Discogobio: Greek, diskos = disc shape + latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125933); max. published weight: 21.30 g (Ref. 125933)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Differs from Discogobio yunnanensis, the only other species of the genus in Yuanjiang drainage in China, by scales on breast and belly extending forward at most to midlength of pectoral fin, except sometimes for a few isolated scales in naked area; and a stripe irregular, conspicuous on entire flank (Ref. 55924).
Occurs in torrential waters of mountain areas, clinging to the substratum using its mouth sucking disc (Ref. 38450).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chu, X.L., G.H. Cui and W. Zhou, 1993. A taxonomic review of fishes of the genus Discogobio, with description of two new species (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Acta Zootaxon. Sin. 18(2):237-246. (Ref. 38450)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
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=0.00891 (0.00397 - 0.01999), b=2.99 (2.78 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).