Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Acheilognathinae
Etymology: Acheilognathus: Greek, a = without + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335); tabira jordani: Named for David Starr Jordan, who made a great contribution to Japanese ichthyology and was the first author of the original description of Acheilognathus tabira.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78070)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 13;
Vertebrae: 35 - 38. Can be diagnosed by possessing the following characters: dorsal fin with iii, 9-10 rays; anal fin with iii, 9 rays; dorsal fin in males, red; anal fin in nuptial males, red; presence of a black blotch on dorsal fin in juveniles; eggs long ellipsoid, ratio of major axis to minor axis, 2.2-2.8 (Ref. 78070).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Japan Sea side of western Honshu (Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Tottori and Shimane Prefectures).
Inhabits rivers, lakes and ponds in plains, creeks near coasts, and mouths of rivers draining into lagoons. Deposits its eggs into host mussels (Ref. 78070).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arai, R., H. Fujikawa and Y. Nagata, 2007. Four new subspecies of Acheilognathus Bitterlings (Cyprinidae: Acheilognathidae) from Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 1:1-28. (Ref. 78070)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00444 - 0.03571), b=3.06 (2.82 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.2 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .