Recorded from southern China: Fujian,
- Chen, X., J.-H. Pan, Z. Liu and D. Liang 1991 Barbinae. p. 136-167. In J.-H. Pan, L. Zhong, C.-Y. Zheng, H.-L. Wu and J.-H. Liu (eds.) The freshwater fishes of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Science and Technology Press, Guangzhou. 589 p. (Ref. 33326)
- Shan, X., R. Lin, P. Yue and X. Chu 2000 Cyprinidae: Barbinae. p. 3-170. In P. Yue et al. (Eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes III. Science Press. Beijing. 1-661. (Ref. 45620)
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits streams and rivers with sandy rocky substrata and swiftly flowing waters.
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
The species is known from a number of areas of southwestern China and from Hong Kong. It is a naturally scarce fish, and whilst it is threatened by dams and pollution, it is assessed as Least Concern at present. Further research is required into the species current range and population status.
Probably present in low numbers, and is declining as a result of the known threats.
No information available
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems