Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Schizopygopsinae
Etymology: Ptychobarbus: Greek, ptyx, ptychos = fold + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: Zhongdian, Yunnan, China (type locality).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
soft rays: 5. This species possess the following characteristics: two rows of pharyngeal teeth; 3,4-4,3; one pair of barbels; sides of body above lateral line is brown with a golden shine and densely covered with black speckles, sides below lateral line are yellowish and densely covered with
black speckles, the abdomen is silver (Ref. 89909).
Juveniles are found in the littoral zone of the lakes and streams, while the adults inhabit the
middle and lower water layers of the lakes. Individuals return from the lake to streams to spawn in June; parental fishes spawn several times from July to September every year. The males dig pits with their anal fin rays and lay the eggs in the pit. Threatened by habitat degradation, water pollution, over-exploitation and invasion of exotic species (most notably, Micropercops swinhonis) (Ref. 89909).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y. and W. Cao, 2000. Cyprinidae: Schizothoracinae. p. 273-390. In P. Yue, et al. (Eds).Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes III. Science Press. Beijing. 1-661. (Ref. 45622)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00266 - 0.01136), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .