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: Squalidus: Latin, squalidus = pale, weak + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335); banarescui: Named for Prof. P. Banarescu, in recognition of his great academic contribution to the Taiwanese cyprinid taxonomy, especially on the subfamily Gobioninae between 1960 and 1973.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Wu (Ta-du) River basin in central Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57944)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Distinguished from its congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: dorsal fin rays 3+7-8, anal fin rays 3+6, pectoral fin rays 1+13; lateral line scales 34-36, predorsal scale rows 10-11; body robust, the transverse rows of papillae on snout densely arranged and short barbels approximately equal to 1/2 of eye diameter and body greenish-silver on dorsal and silver-white on ventral side; dorsal side scattered with some irregularly black spots; snout with a dark bar on lateral side; belly unmarked or having a few dark spots on lateral side, a row of 6-7 grayish-black longitudinal blotches along lateral side of body; each lateral line scale with an L-shaped black mark; dorsal and caudal fin with few rows of minute black spots; body with longitudinal grayish and silver stripes (Ref. 57944).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, I.-S. and Y.-C. Chang, 2007. Taxonomic revision and mitochondrial sequence evolution of the cyprinid genus Squalidus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Taiwan with description of a new species. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement 14:69-76. (Ref. 57944)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00285 - 0.01275), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .