Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Sinocyclocheilus: Latin, sino, sina = from China + Greek, kyklos = circle + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); jinxiensis: The specific name is derived from the name of the collection locality, Jinxi County.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Xiaolong Spring in Jinxi County, Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93154)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from other species of Sinocyclocheilus by the following combination of characters: body completely scaled with 38-41lateral line scales; vestigial eyes with only a black spot left which covered by fat; barbels short, rostral barbels 2.3-3.5 % SL, and maxillary barbel 3.1-4.1 % SL; 13 gill rakers on first gill arch; pectoral fin long, extending beyond pelvic-fin origin; eight to nine dorsal fin branched rays, last unbranched dorsal-fin ray soft with
serrations on posterior edge of its lower part (Ref. 93154).
Inhabits deep pool of a spring. Syntopic with Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus 1758, Silurus asotus Linnaeus 1758, Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758), Opsariichthys bidens Günther 1873, and Yunnanilus jinxiensis Zhu, Du & Chen, 2009 (Ref. 93154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zheng, H., L. Xiu and J. Yang, 2012. A new species of Barbine genus Sinocyclocheilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Zuojiang River drainage in Guangxi, China. Environ. Biol. Fish. 93:747-751. (Ref. 93154)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00365 - 0.02497), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .