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Discogobio poneventralis  Zheng & Zhou, 2008

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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 Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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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. 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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00363 - 0.01908), 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 (24 of 100) .