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: Discogobio: Greek, diskos = disc shape + latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); poneventralis: Derived from the Latin pone (posterior) and ventralis (ventral), in reference to the posterior position of the pelvic-fins.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: presently known only from the Panlonghe of the Red River basin in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75176)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Differs from all its congeners by the following characters: oral sucking disc small with posterior margin not reaching vertical of anterior margin of eye; rostral pair equal to eye diameter; maxillary pair of barbels not reaching posterior margin of oral sucking disc; mid-ventral region anterior to pelvic-fin insertion scaleless; eye visible in ventral view; prepelvic length 57.1-58.1% SL; pectoral-pelvic length 40.8-41.0% SL; head length 17.5-18.4% SL; snout length 44.9-47.2% HL (Ref. 75176).
Prefers to inhabit fast-flowing water of limpid streams with cobble substrate. Reported by local people to feed mainly on algae and occasionally on aquatic plants and larvae of aquatic insects (Ref. 75176).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zheng, L. and W. Zhou, 2008. Revision of the cyprinid genus Discogobio Lin, 1931 (Pisces: Teleostei) from the upper Red River basin in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan, China, with descriptions of three new species. Environ. Biol. Fish. 81:255-266. (Ref. 75176)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (24 of 100) .