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: Moapa: From the Moapa river in Nevada, USA. More on author: Hubbs.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 38°N - 37°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Moapa coriacea is distinguished by its leatherlike skin resulting from having many small embedded scales, large black spot on caudal-fin base, fairly slender body, dorsal fin origin over or slightly behind pelvic origin, long rounded snout, slightly subterminal mouth, complete or incomplete lateral line with 69-79 scales, 8 anal rays (often 7), pharyngeal teeth 0,5-4,0. Color consists of olive above, broad dusky stripe along back, cream spot at dorsal fin origin, green-brown blotches along upper side, turquoise stripe above dark gold-brown stripe alongside (faint at front) Ref. 86798).
North America: endemic to warm springs of Muddy (Moapa) River in southeastern Nevada, USA.
Inhabits pools of Moapa River and feeder springs over gravel, sand and mud (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00386 - 0.01712), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .