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: Oregonichthys: The state of Oregon in USA? + ichthys.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 46°N - 43°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Oregonichthys crameri can be distinguished by the following characters: caudal peduncle strongly tapering to very narrow; barbel small (sometimes absent) at corner of terminal mouth; rounded snout; dorsal-fin origin over or slightly behind pelvic-fin origin; breast fully scaled; lateral line complete with 35-39 scales; 7 anal-fin rays; pharyngeal teeth 1,4-4,1; body compressed and deepest at dorsal-fin origin; and color consists of olive-tan above, green-brown stripe along back in front of dorsal fin, clusters of large brown-black spots scattered over back and silver side giving salt-and -pepper appearance, darkly outlined scales on back, lines of brown specks on lower side (Ref. 86798).
North America: Willamette River drainages in Oregon, USA.
Occurs in sluggish sand- and gravel-bottomed pools and backwaters of creeks and small rivers. Often found in vegetation and sometimes in ponds and impoundments (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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates in FishBase (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 (13 of 100) .