Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Acrossocheilinae
Etymology: Acrossocheilus: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, krossos = tassel, fringe (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: China from the Xi Jiang basin in Guangxi Province, Xin Jiang, Chang Jiang and Le’an Jiang basins in Jiangxi Province, Ling Jiang basin in Zhejiang Province, and lower Yangtze River basin in southern Anhui Province.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85613); common length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Possesses six vertical black bars, each two scales in width, on the flank. These bars are more indistinct in adult males than in females, absent in some larger individuals. Presence of second primary vertical black bar positioned posterior to the base of the last simple dorsal-fin ray and a longitudinal black stripe extending along the lateral line on the flank of adults, which it shares with other congeners (Acrossocheilus fasciatus, Acrossocheilus jishouensis, Acrossocheilus parallens and Acrossocheilus wenchowensis). Shares with Acrossocheilus jishouensis and Acrossocheilus parallens in having vertical bars not extending beyond the lateral line on the flank, but can be diagnosed from them in having a stout (vs. slender) last simple dorsal-fin ray. Can be further distinguished from Acrossocheilus jishouensis by the presence of small serrations along the posterior edge of the last simple dorsal-fin ray (vs. absence) and from Acrossocheilus parallens
by the presence of oblong, black blotches on the membranes between the dorsal-fin rays (vs. absence) (Ref. 85613).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yuan, L.-Y. and E. Zhang, 2010. Type locality and identity of Acrossocheilus kreyenbergii (Regan, 1908), a senior synonym of Acrossocheilus cinctus (Lin, 1931) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 2684:36-44. (Ref. 85613)
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=0.00676 (0.00333 - 0.01373), b=3.19 (3.01 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 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 to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .