Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Odontobutidae
Etymology: Micropercops: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, perke = perch + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate, preferred ?
Asia: China and Russia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from other genera by having the following characteristics: moderately developed cephalic sensory canals; separated right and left gill membrane, attachment points of each side very close together, gill opening extending to vertical from posterior end of preoperculum and posterior edge of eye; incompletely fused first and second epurals, consequently two epurals present; long and ribbon-like shaped gill rakers on lower half of outer surface of first gill arch without spine; absence of lateral line; absence of connection between oculoscapular and preopercular canals; absence of furrow from mid-lateral scales; normal shaped sensory papilla, without barbel like projections; interorbital width nearly equal to eye diameter; cycloid predorsal scales, reaching posterior part of interorbital space; branched 5th pelvic fin ray; absence of distal radial of first-dorsal fin element; presence of suborbital bone; absence of lateral extrascapula; prevomerine teeth absent; ventral transverse shelf on posterior half of urohyal present; gill rakers separated on inner part of 4th ceratobranchial; presence of anterior projection on anterior tip of metapterygoid; absence of overlap with lower part of ectopterygoid and quadrate (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2004. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of January 2004. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in January 2004. (Ref. 50838)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00360 - 0.02649), b=3.08 (2.84 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 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 (40 of 100) .