Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: Yaoshania: Derived from the Dayaoshan, the mountain from where the type species was recorded..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Meicun, Changtan and Dishui streams on Dayaoshan Mountain in Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45625)
soft rays: 8. Can be diagnosed from other Balitorid species by a unique enlarged lip lamina at angle of mouth, connecting the upper lip and maxillary. Additional characters useful to distinguish this species, but not unique to it include the following: large gill opening, with the ventral extremity reaching lower extremity of pectoral-fin base; upper lip and rostral fold separated by a groove, rostral fold with four notches to accommodate rostral barbels; two pairs of rostral barbels and one pair of maxillary barbels; a small fleshy lobe present posterior to each maxillary barbel; pectoral fin with one simple and 17-18 branched rays; pelvic fin with one simple and 8-9 branched rays; side of body lacking vertical blotches in adult; 71-75 lateral line scales (Ref. 93072).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, J., M. Kottelat, J.-X. Yang and X.-Y. Chen, 2012. Yaoshania and Erromyzon kalotaenia, a new genus and species of balitorid loaches for Guangxi, China (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Zootaxa 3586:173-186. (Ref. 93072)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00236 - 0.01338), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .