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: Sinilabeo: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335); hummeli: Named for David Hummel, who collected he first specimen from Upper Yangtze River basin..
More on authors: Zhang, Kullander & Chen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Upper Yangtze River basin in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57027)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: Possess the following unique characters: presence of a vomer-palatine organ; neural complex of Weberian apparatus in direct contact with supraoccipital region of skull; a terete process of basioccipital bone; a superficial labial fold (or lower lip) developed posterior to lower jaw; a rostral fold papillose with a greatly crenulated distal margin, disconnected with lower lip at corner of mouth; a lower lip separated from lower jaw by a groove extending along entire lower jaw, with a free anterior margin exteriorly papillated; a lower jaw covered with a thick, cornified sheath, with a sharp margin; mouth inferior, slightly arch-shaped; two pairs of minute barbels; pharyngeal teeth triserial (ref. 57027).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, E., S.O. Kullander and Y.-Y. Chen, 2006. Fixation of the type species of the genus Sinilabeo and description of a new species from the Upper Yangtze River basin, China (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Copeia 2006(1):96-102. (Ref. 57027)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00344 - 0.02648), b=3.00 (2.76 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100).