Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Gobioninae
Etymology: Coreius: Greek, kore, -es = pupil and also with themenaing of "maid" (Ref. 45335). More on author: Nichols.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Huanghe River, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); common length : 24.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Body gray with light yellow on body and abdomen silver-white with slight yellow; purple spots scattered on sides of body; dorsal fin grayish and other fins grayish yellow. Barbels 1 pair; bases of dorsal and anal fins with scale sheath; dorsal fin situated in front part of center of body; pectoral fin widened and long, not reaching to base of ventral fin; upper lobe of caudal fin slightly longer than lower one.
Found in lower and middle levels of water bodies with sluggish current in sandy and rocky substratum. Usually found in shoals. Hides beneath deep water rocks or in ponds in winter and migrates upstream in spring for breeding purposes (Ref. 45563). Also known as "Yellow River pigeon fish" because of its economic value. Large-bodied, rich in fat and delicious in taste, this fish is highly valued by local residents (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yue, P., 1998. Gobioninae. p. 232-389. In Y.Y. Chen, X.L. Chu, Y.L. Luo, Y.R. Chen, H.Z. Liu and M.G. He (eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes II. Science Press. Beijing. 531p. (Ref. 33792)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00285 - 0.01275), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .