Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Orthodon: Greek, ortho = straight + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Temperate; 39°N - 35°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 72462)
North America: Sacramento-San Joaquin, Pajaro and Salinas River drainages; Clear Lake in California, USA.
Occurs in lakes, backwaters and sluggish pools of small to large rivers. Usually found in warm turbid water.
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01020 (0.00461 - 0.02257), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .