Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Rectoris: Latin, rector, -oris = leader; longibarbus: Derived from the Latin word 'longus' ( = long) and 'barbus' ( = barbel), in allusion to the presence of a pair of well-developed maxillary barbels. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Zuo-Jiang of the Pearl River drainage in Guangxi Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93096)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from two other congeners, i.e. Rectoris mutabilis and R. posehensis, by having a dumbbell-like (vs. slender) posterior chamber of the gas bladder, almost equal to (vs. twice as long as) the anterior chamber, and longer rostral barbels (vs. shorter) than eye diameter, with their lengths 21.0-24.7% of HL (vs. 10.2-18.8). Similar to R. posehensis in having a longitudinal black stripe running along the lateral line on the flank, but can be further diagnosed from this species in having a slightly papillated posteromedian patch on the median plate of the lower lip (vs. no patch); and similar to R. mutabilis in the shared presence of a papillated posteromedian patch on the median plate of the lower lip, but further differs from this species in its longitudinal black stripe running along the lateral line on the flank (vs. stripe absent) (Ref. 93096).
Found in a temporary pool of water spilled from a karst cave during the annual rainy season. (late June to August). Sympatric with Rectoris posehensis, Yunnanilus jingxiensis, Pseudogyrinocheilus longisulcus and Cophecheilus bamen (Ref. 93096).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhu, D.-G., E. Zhang and J.-H. Lan, 2012. Rectoris longibarbus, a new styglophic labeonine species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from South China, with a note on the taxonomy of R. mutabilis (Lin 1933). Zootaxa 3586:55-68. (Ref. 93096)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00420 - 0.01982), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .