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: Saurogobio: Greek, sauros = lizard + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Yangtze River basin, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117924)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Saurogobio punctatus can be diagnosed from all its congeners by having numerous minute blackish spots scattered on dorsal and caudal fins (vs. absent in all seven other valid species). It further differs from its congeners by the following unique combination of characters: eight branched rays in dorsal fin (vs. seven rays in S. dumerili, S. lissilabris, S. immaculatus and S. gymnocheilus); chest in front of pectoral origin naked (vs. completely scaled in S. dumerili or with few scales in S. gymnocheilus); both upper and lower lips thick and developed, densely covered with developed papillae (vs. thin and smooth or with reduced papillae in S. lissilabris and S. gymnocheilus); anterior fold of lower lip lacking, discontinued from lateral lobe (vs. absent in S. gracilicaudatus or present but continued with lateral lobe in S. dumerili, S. lissilabris and S. gymnocheilus); lateral lobe continued with central pad of lower lip (vs. discontinued in S. dumerili, S. lissilabris and S. gymnocheilus); a notch anterior to nostrils (vs. a flat head and no obvious notch in S. gymnocheilus or a slight notch in S. dumerili); eye diameter usually larger than interorbital width (vs. smaller than interorbital width in S. gracilicaudatus and S. xiangjiangensis); 44-49 scales on the lateral line (vs. 55-61 in S. dumerili, 52-54 in S. xiangjiangensis and 40-42 in S. immaculatus); and caudal peduncle relative short and deep (vs. peduncle slender in S. gracilicaudatus and S. xiangjiangensis) (Ref. 117924).
Occurs usually on the bottom of fast flowing water. Reaches sexual maturity at the age of 1 year. (Ref. 117924).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tang, Q.Y., X.B. Li, D. Yu, Y.R. Zhu, B.Q. Ding, H.Z. Liu and P.D. Danley, 2018. Saurogobio punctatus sp. nov., a new cyprinid gudgeon (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from the Yangtze River, based on both morphological and molecular data. J. Fish Biol. 92(2):347-364. (Ref. 117924)
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
= 0.5039 [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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .