Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Sinocyclocheilus: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, kyklos = circle + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); huizeensis: Named for its type locality, Huize County.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Dalong Spring, Jinshajiang River basin in Yunnan province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 110204)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 38 - 39. Sinocyclocheilus huizeensis can be distinguished by having the following unique characters: body normal; 70~73 lateral-line scales; 25~33 scales above lateral line; 9~12 scales below lateral line; 40~46 scales around caudal-peduncle; 5~6 gill rakers on the first gill arch; eyes normal, eye diameter 5.4%~7.2% of SL; interorbital width 3.6%~9.7% of SL; nostrils closer to preopercular margin than to snout tip; width between posterior nostrils 5.0%~7.3% of standard length; mouth inferior, its width 7.0%~9.3% of standard length, upper jaw length 7.0%~9.1% of standard length; superior angle of spiracle below level line of superior border of eyes; rostral barbels extending beyond the anterior margin of eyes, but not reaching posterior margin of operculum, maxillary barbels extending almost to posterior margin of preopercular; pectoral-fin length 16.8%~23.6% of standard length; last unbranched ray of dorsal fin thickened and hard, with serrations along posterior edge; 10 pelvic-fin branched rays; pelvic fin long, originating posterior to ventral line of dorsal-fin origin, stretching about 4/5 of the distance between pelvic-fin origin and anal-fin origin, reaching anus; pelvic fin narrow, axillary scales present (Ref. 110204).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cheng, C., X. Pan, X. Chen, J. Li, L. Ma and J. Yang, 2015. A new species of the genus Sinocyclocheilus (Teleostei: Cypriniformes), from Jinshajiang drainage, Yunnan, China. Cave Research 1(2):1-4. (Ref. 110204)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.01175 (0.00550 - 0.02508), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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 (24 of 100) .