Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Xenocyprididae
(East Asian minnows)
Etymology: longinasus: The specific epithet, used as a noun in apposition, is derived from the Latin longus (long) and nasus (snout), alluding to the presence of a long snout (length greater than eye diameter) compared with all other congeners..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Asia: China. Known exclusively from the Hongshui-He River of the Pearl River drainage at Du’an County, Guangxi Province, South China (Ref. 80361).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104754)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14;
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. A species of Metzia with a superior mouth, 43 or 44 lateral-line scales, a long snout (length 31.7–37.0% of HL); a long head (length 27.2–30.8% of SL), 10 or 11 branched anal-fin rays, and absence of a longitudinal black band extending along each side of body from extremity of gill opening to caudal-fin base.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gan, X., J.-H. Lan and E. Zhang, 2009. Metzia longinasus, a new cyprinid species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from the Pearl River drainage in Guangxi Province, South China. Ichthyol. Res. 56:55-61. (Ref. 80361)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00423 - 0.01877), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .