Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Yunnanilus: From Yunnan, city on southwest China.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Ganhe in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84761)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Similar to Yunnanilus macroistainus but differs from the latter in having the following characters: 10-12 square black spots on each side of body (vs. 2 rows of 8-10 circular black spots on the upper side of body); dorsal fin rays iii-8 (vs. iii-7); head length in body length 3.7-3.9 (vs. 4.0-4.3); and caudal peduncle length in body length 6.14-6.76 (vs. 7.0-7.4) (Ref. 84761).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
An, L., B.-S. Liu and W.-X. Li, 2009. Two new loaches of the genus Yunnanilus (Baliteridae) from Yunnan, China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 34(3):630-638. (Ref. 84761)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00318 - 0.01437), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .