Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Barbatula: Diminutive of Latin barba,-ae = beard (Ref. 45335); gibba: From the Latin word ‘gibbus’ (humped), in reference to the greatly convex predorsal profile of the body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Dali-Nur Lake in Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Distinguished from all other species of Barbatula from northern Asia by its nearly columnar anterior body (vs. slightly compressed) and greatly convex predorsal profile of the body (vs. slightly convex or straight). It is similar to B. nuda in having a scaleless predorsal body, by which both can be distinguished all other congeners from northern Asia, with sparsely, or fully scaled predorsal bodies. Can be further diagnosed from B. nuda in having widely separated nostrils (vs. closely-set) and an upper lip with a slight and shallow median indentation (vs. marked and deep median indentation) (Ref. 93050).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cao, L., R. Causse and E. Zhang, 2012. Revision of the loach species Barbatula nuda (Bleeker 1865) (Pisces: Balitoridae) from North China, with a description of a new species from Inner Mongolia. Zootaxa 3586:236-248. (Ref. 93050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00617 (0.00288 - 0.01322), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), 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 vulnerability (20 of 100) .