Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Botiidae
(Pointface loaches) > Botiinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: known only from Luxian Co. of Sichuan province (China).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26054)
Inhabit clear waters with slow to moderate current with sandy and rocky substrate (Ref. 26054).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, J.-X. and Y.-R. Chen, 1992. Revision of the subgenus Botia (Sinibotia) with description of a new species (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 2(4):341-349. (Ref. 26054)
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. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00308 - 0.02965), b=3.06 (2.81 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).