Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: bibarba: The specific name is derived from the generic name Bibarba, a Latin word for two pairs of barbels, in reference to the species with two pairs of barbels, of which one pair is rostral and the other maxillo-mandibular.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Chengjiang River of the Hongshuihe River in the upper reaches of the Pearl River, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76824)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 43. Can be distinguished by the following characters: barbels short; two black spots on caudal peduncle; a black stripe from operculum through eye to the rostral barbel insertion; dorsal fin situated on caudal half of the body; males with second pectoral fin ray thickened and elongated, length of the second pectoral fin ray 3.3-4.6 times of SL; a semicircular Lamina circularis on the third pectoral fin ray and not located at its base in males; suborbital spine relatively thick and short with strong and medio-lateral process (Ref. 76824).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y.X. and Y.F. Chen, 2007. Bibarba bibarba: a new genus and species of Gobitinae (Pisces: Cypriniformes: Cobitae) from Guangxi Province (China). Zoologischer Anzeiger 246 (2):103-113. (Ref. 76824)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00230 - 0.01145), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), 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) .