Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Yunnanilus: From Yunnan, city on southwest China; paludosus: palus, paludis (Latin) means marsh, in allusion to the biotope where the types were collected. More on authors: Kottelat & Chu.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: Tatantze in Louping County, Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12040)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Slender and elongate body (body depth 14-16% SL) and slender caudal peduncle (1.98-2.35 times longer than deep); body nearly naked, scales present only on dorsal and ventral margin of caudal peduncle; head pores present (Ref. 12040).
Found in a small marsh with abundant vegetation.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and X.L. Chu, 1988. Revision of Yunnanilus with description of a miniature species flock and six new species from China (Cypriniformes: Homalopteridae). Environ. Biol. Fishes 23(1-2):65-93. (Ref. 12040)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .