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: Placocheilus: Greek, plax, plakos = a flat plate + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Yuanjiang River basin in Yunnan, China. This species has been misidentified as Placocheilus caudofasciatus.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49783)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Distinguished from its congeners by having a stout caudal peduncle (depth 72.4-82.5% of its length); and the medium sized scaleless midventral region extended slightly beyond halfway from pectoral - to pelvic-fin origin. Further differs in having coarsely crenulated rostral fold with 18-23 indentations on distal margin and small mental adhesive disc (length 66.7-71.4% of its width) (Ref. 49783).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, E., S.-P. He and Y.-Y. Chen, 2002. Revision of the cyprinid genus Placocheilus Wu, 1977 in China, with description of a new species from Yunnan. Hydrobiologia 487:207-217. (Ref. 49783)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00315 - 0.01450), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .