Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gastromyzontidae
Etymology: Pseudogastromyzon: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335). More on author: Herre.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: known to be endemic to Guangdong Province, China (Ref. 33406), but reported from Hong Kong (Ref. 5258).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5258); common length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Adults inhabit rapid flowing streams. Feed on periphytic algae and detritus on rock surfaces (Ref. 33406).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zheng, C.-Y., 1991. Gastromyzonidae. p. 261-286. In J.-H. Pan, L. Zhong, C.-Y. Zheng, H.-L. Wu and J.-H. Liu (eds). 1991. The freshwater fishes of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Science and Technology Press, Guangzhou. 589 p. (Ref. 33406)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00172 - 0.01158), b=3.14 (2.91 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .