Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Onychostoma: Greek, onyx, -ychos = nail + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335); minnanensis: Name derived from ‘‘Min-Nan,’’ which meaning the southern region of Fujian Province, China.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Julong River Basin in Fujian Province, southern China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92993)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from other congeners by the following unique combination of characters: last simple ray of dorsal fin flexible and unserrated; squamation: lateral-line scales always 41-44 (modally 42) and predorsal scales 12-14 (modally 12); maxillary barbels 9.7-12.4 % (mean 11.2 %) in head length; rostral cap with thick upper lip and lower part of upper lip exposed; and coloration of young individuals (<75 mm SL) with random grayish-black spots near lateral-line scales (Ref. 92993).
This species occurs in small tributaries in mountain areas where it inhabits running brooks with large rocks as well as slow-flowing pool with pool bed consisting of mud and aquatic plants (Ref. 92993).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jang-Liaw, N.-H. and I-S. Chen, 2013. Onychostoma minnanensis, a new cyprinid species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Fujian, southern mainland China, with comments on the mitogenetic differentiation among related species. Ichthol. Res. 60(1):62-74. (Ref. 92993)
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=0.00631 (0.00304 - 0.01311), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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) .