Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Discogobio: Greek, diskos = disc shape + latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); propeanalis: The specific name derived from the Latin prope (close) and analis (anal), in reference to the the position of pelvic-fins, which is closer to anal-fin origin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Shundianhe, a tributary of the Red River in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75176)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Differs from all its congeners by the following characters: oral sucking disc large with posterior edge beyond vertical of anterior margin of eye; snout with small tubercles; body depth more than 17.2% SL; mid-ventral region anterior to pelvic-fin insertion scaleless; central freshly pad of disc nearly oblong; interorbital width beyond half of HL (50.6-58.5% HL); pelvic-fin beyond anal-fin origin; anus closer to anal-fin origin, anus to anal-fin origin distance less than 25% posterior end of pelvic-fin base to anal-fin origin distance; head length 20.6-24.4% SL; head depth 14.4-16.6% SL (Ref. 75176).
Prefers to inhabit fast-flowing water of limpid streams with cobble substrate in the water body. Reported by local people to feed mainly on algae and aquatic plants (Ref. 75176).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zheng, L. and W. Zhou, 2008. Revision of the cyprinid genus Discogobio Lin, 1931 (Pisces: Teleostei) from the upper Red River basin in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan, China, with descriptions of three new species. Environ. Biol. Fishes 81:255-266. (Ref. 75176)
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. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (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) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .