Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Yunnanilus: From Yunnan, city on southwest China; niulanensis: The specific name alludes to the type locality, the Niulanjiang River. More on authors: Chen, Yang & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Yanglinhe River, a tributary of the Niulanjiang River in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89956)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from other species of Yunnanilus by the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays iii, 9; anal-fin rays iii, 5; pectoral-fin rays i, 11; pelvic-fin rays i, 7-8; branched caudal-fin rays 14; mouth subterminal; 9-11 gill rakers in the inner side of the first gill arch, outer row of gill rakers absent; upper two-thirds of body and head covered by large brown spots; fins hyaline; body covered with scales; no lateral line; no cephalic sensory pores; caudal peduncle length less than caudal peduncle depth; caudal peduncle length 9.2-11.1% SL; body depth 21.0-25.8 % SL; eye diameter 5.4-6.0 % SL; interorbital width 9.9-12.1 % SL (Ref. 89956).
Occurs in Yanglinhe River , China with altitude of 1909 m and with slow flowing and clear water. The stream of the type locality has sandy or a little muddy substrate (Ref. 89956).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Z., J. Yang and J. Yang, 2012. Description of a new species of the genus Yunnanilus Nichols, 1925 (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 3269:57-64. (Ref. 89956)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00661 (0.00308 - 0.01417), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .