Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: parvoculus: The specific epithet parvoculus is Latin for 'with small eyes'; parv is derived from parvus, meaning small; and oculus, meaning eye. The name refers to the smaller eyes when compared with Bibarba bibarba.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: karst cave in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98800); 5.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is found in a karst cave at altitude of 232 m. There exists an underground stream 30 m after entering the cave and about 12 m beneath the surface of the cave entrance. This fish occurs in pools with mud and cobblestone beds, 5-50 m2 area and 1-3 m depth. This is syntopic with Oreonectes microphthalmus Du et al. 2008, Sinocyclocheilus brevis Lan & Chen 1992 and Pterocryptis anomala (Herre, 1933) (Ref. 98800).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wu, T.-J., J. Yang and L.-H. Xiu, 2015. A new species of Bibarba (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from Guangxi, China. Zootaxa 3905(1):138-144. (Ref. 98800)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00221 - 0.01978), b=3.05 (2.81 - 3.30), 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 (16 of 100) .