Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Parasinilabeo: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, Sina, sinus = from China + Latin, labeo = who has large lips (Ref. 45335); microps: Named for its small eyes (Ref. 39634). More on authors: Su, Yang & Cui.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39634)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Relatively small eyes, 16.7-26.7% of HL. Prefringe of rostral cap splitting into tiny fimbriations and with dense hornified papillae. Prefringe of lower lip densely covered with hornified papillae and reaching area between 1/3 and 1/2 of eye. Ventral of head and hornified prefinge of lower lip without black pigment. With rostral barbels, the length equal to or longer than eye diameter. Without maxillary barbels. Gill rakers short and tiny (Ref. 39634).
Inhabits underground rivers between November and March, feeding mainly on filamentous algae; between March and September, moves to the middle or lower layers of fast flowing currents or inter-montane streams for breeding (Ref. 39634).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Su, R.-F., J.-X. Yang and G.-H. Cui, 2001. The nominal invalidity of the cyprinid genus, Parasinilabeo, with descriptions of a new genus and species. Zool. Stud. 40(2):134-140. (Ref. 39634)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00356 - 0.01943), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .