Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Questionably a synonym of Barbatula toni (Dybowski, 1869) in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Nov. 2011: Ref. 88798).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Asia: China, Korea and Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51717)
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Distinguished from all other species of Barbatula from northern Asia by having an upper lip with a marked and deep median indention (vs. slight and shallow) and a nearly scaleless body or scales only on the caudal-fin base (vs. body scaled posterior to the dorsal-fin origin or a fully scaled body). Can be further diagnosed from B. dgebuadzei in having closely-set nostrils (vs. widely separated) and 40-42 vertebrae (vs. 43-45). Similar to both Barbatula altayensis and B. sawadai in the shared presence of closely-set nostrils, a character distinguishing them from all other congeners from northern Asia with widely separated nostrils. Can be further diagnosed from B. altayensis in having 40-42 vertebrae (vs. 44-45), and from B. sawadai in having 7 branched dorsal-fin rays (vs. 8). Resembles B. compressirostrisi (or B. golubtsovii) and B. dgebuadzei in scalation in that the body is scaleless or scales only on the caudal-fin base. Further differs from B. compressirostrisi (or B. golubtsovii) in having 40-42 vertebrae (vs. 45-47) and closely-set nostril (vs. widely separated) (Ref. 93050).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kim, I.-S., 1997. Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna and flora of Korea. Vol. 37. Freshwater fishes. Ministry of Education, Seoul, Korea. 629 p. (Ref. 38401)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00724 (0.00429 - 0.01223), b=3.01 (2.87 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .