Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Micronemacheilus: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, nema = filament + greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); zispi: Named in honor of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg) possessing a unique collection of Nemacheilinae. The name is formed using the first letters of the words " Zoological Institute, Saint Petersburg"..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Hainan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93045)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 3 - 4;
soft rays: 5. Papillated lips, closely situated nostrils, fully developed canals of the seismosensory system, ten branched rays in the dorsal fin, a large basicaudal spot, absence of scales on head sides and specific epidermal formations in adult males, no transverse bands on the body; a longitudinal black-brown serrated band on sides is developed only in the middle part of the trunk and seems to appear in adults only, absence of dark band from the snout tip to the occiput, all fins are not colored, and a free part of the airbladder is directly connected with the encapsulated part (Ref. 55470).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2004. A new species of the genus Micronoemacheilus Rendahl, 1944 (Balitoridae: Nemacheinae) from Hainan (China) with notes on its status. J. Ichthyol. 44(3):191-198. (Ref. 55470)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00332 - 0.01444), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .