Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Utilized for food (Ref. 89718).
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Distribution

Range Description

Only recorded from Fuxian Lake (212km2) in Yunnan, China.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Yunnan Province, China.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© FishWise Professional

Source: FishWise Professional

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Asia: Fuxian Lake in Yunnan, China.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Physical Description

Size

Max. size

18.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 45620)); max. published weight: 100.0 g (Ref. 26563)
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found in Fuxian Lake in the shallow literal zone, and in the middle and lower levels of open water. The species especially likes rocky areas close to underwater springs. It is an omnivore, mainly feeding on small fish and shrimps. Grows slowly, breeds from December to May, mostly January to March. The species has been successful cultivated and re-introduced to the lake in small quantities (X.-Y. Chen pers. comm. 2011).

Systems
  • Freshwater
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Cui, K. & Chen, X.-Y.

Reviewer/s
Allen, D., Zhao, H. & Zhou, W.

Contributor/s

Justification
The species is endemic to Fuxian Lake in Yunnan, China, with an extent of occurrence of 212 km2. Threats include over-fishing and introduced species, the loss of spawning grounds (through the construction of aquaculture ponds and tourism development) and over-fishing, leading to a decline in the number of mature individuals. The species is assessed as Endangered at present, but better data on population declines (from fishery data for example is required). The species has been successfully bred in captivity and released into the lake in small quantities; the effectiveness of these releases should be studied.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Population

Population
It is decreasing rapidly. The indigenous fishes in Fuxian lake decreased severely from March 2004 to July 2005 (Xiao 2009). The species was successfully cultivated (Fei 2009).

Population Trend
Decreasing
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Threats

Major Threats
Invasive non-native species (grass carps, gobies, and other small fishes), and over-fishing, as well as loss of spawning grounds. In the 1970s there was little control over fishery activities, leading to over-exploitation of the lake resources.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v))
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Artificial propagation has been done, no other available information.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Wikipedia

Sinocyclocheilus tingi

Sinocyclocheilus tingi is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sinocyclocheilus. It is only known from Fuxian Lake in Yunnan. It has been impacted by habitat degradation, overfishing, and introduced species, and its numbers have strongly declined.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cui, K. & Chen, X.-Y. (2011). "Sinocyclocheilus tingi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Sinocyclocheilus tingi" in FishBase. April 2006 version.


Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Source: Wikipedia

Unreviewed

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!