Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Gobioninae
Etymology: Microphysogobio: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, physa = to blow + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); zhangi: Named for Professor Chunguang Zhang in recognition of his great contribution to the fish taxonomic studies in China.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Pearl River and Yangtze River basin in Guangxi and Hunan Provinces of China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118057)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Microphysogobio zhangi differs from other congeners by the following unique combination of characters: anal fin with 3, 5 rays; pectoral fin with 11-12 rays; scales on lateral line 35-36; transverse scales 7; predorsal scales 9-10; vertebrae 4+30-31; barbel length medium, 53.5-69.9% of eye diameter; medial pad on lower lip divided; body with 6-7 indistinct black horizontally-aligned crossbars; interorbital region with a black crossbar; a thin black vertical stripe throughout the cheek; dorsal fin and caudal fin membranes with indistinct vertically-aligned black lines (Ref. 118057).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huang, S.-P., Y. Zhao, I.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao, 2017. A new species of Microphysogobio (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Guangxi Province, Southern China. Zool. Stud. 56(8):1-12. (Ref. 118057)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00359 - 0.01758), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), 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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .