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Cosmochilus cardinalis  Chu & Roberts, 1985

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Cosmochilus: Greek, kosmos, -ou = order, organization + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Roberts.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical

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Asia: Mekong River in Yunnan, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13216); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45536); max. published weight: 2.0 kg (Ref. 45536)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body silvery white, pale gray on back and with slightly golden gleam; all fins red, but with a narrow black rim on outer edge of dorsal and anal fins. Head small and snout blunt; barbels 2 pairs; length of head behind eyes longer than length of snout (Ref. 45536).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits river with moderate water current and predominantly muddy bottom.

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Chu, X.-L. and T.R. Roberts, 1985. Cosmochilus cardinalis, a new cyprinid fish from the Lancang-jiang or Mekong River in Yunnan Province, China. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 44(1):1-7. (Ref. 13216)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00660 - 0.03472), b=3.03 (2.82 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .