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 tohokuensis: The name tohokuensis refers to the Tohoku area, where this subspecies is found.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78070)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 36 - 38. Distinguished in having the following characters: dorsal fin usually with iii 9 rays; anal fin usually with iii 9 rays; more total vertebrae than in all other subspecies, 37; dorsal fin in males, red; anal fin in nuptial males, red; absence of black blotch on dorsal fin in juveniles; eggs long ellipsoid, ratio of major axis to minor axis, 2.0-3.3 (Ref. 78070).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Japan Sea side of eastern Honshu (Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima in western area and Niigata Prefectures).
Inhabits rivers, lakes and ponds in plains; creeks and rivers 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=0.01230 (0.00436 - 0.03474), 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 (16 of 100) .