Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Yunnanilus: From Yunnan, city on southwest China; brevis: From Latin brevis which means short (Ref. 39226). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: known only from Inle Lake and the nearby He-Ho plain in the Southern Shan States, Myanmar (Ref. 12040). Reported from the Salween basin (Ref. 12041).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 94495)
soft rays: 8. Short lateral line present, with up to 12 pores; cephalic lateral line system present with 3+3 supratemporal and 9 preoperculo-mandibular pores; 16-17 branched caudal rays; caudal peduncle 1.06-1.14 times longer than deep, its length 12.3-13.4% SL, its depth 11.2-11.8% SL; eye diameter 6.2-7.6% SL; body depth 23.4-26.4% SL (Ref. 39226).
Found in still and slow running waters (Ref. 4832). Occurs in a shallow lake, with dense bottom and floating vegetation (Ref. 39226).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and X.L. Chu, 1988. Revision of Yunnanilus with description of a miniature species flock and six new species from China (Cypriniformes: Homalopteridae). Environ. Biol. Fishes 23(1-2):65-93. (Ref. 12040)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00661 (0.00308 - 0.01417), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .