Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Cobitis: Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); wumingensis: Named for the type locality in the River Wuming in southern China.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: River Wuming, River Pearl basin in Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118058); 7.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Cobitis wumingensis is distinguished from othe species of Cobitis by the combination of following characteristics: mental lobes undeveloped, with bluntly rounded tips; barbels small, maxillo-mandibular barbels shorter than eye diameter, maxillary barbels not reaching vertically to nostrils, maxillo-mandibular barbels reaching vertically to nostrils; scales small, round with a large focal area, and 20-24 radial grooves; males possess a long finger-like lamina circularis, and a sharp and nearly filamentous tip of the pectoral-fin ray; bicuspid suborbital spine, with a short processus latero-caudalis; five Gambetta pigment lines, L2 characterized with two rows of irregular spots that melted into two bands, the thickness of which are reduced towards the end of the length of the pectoral fin; L5 showing sexual dimorphism; females with a deeper bluish band pigment; males with a surface pigment consisting of 13-14 blotches; and a jet-black roundish spot conspicuous and smaller than or equal to the eye diameter on the upper part of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 118058).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y., X. Sui, D. He and Y. Chen, 2015. Three new species of cobitid fish genus Cobitis (Teleostei, Cobitidae) from the River Pearl basin of China. Folia Zool 64(1):1-16. (Ref. 118058)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00246 - 0.01227), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .