Parabramis pekinensis  (Basilewsky, 1855)

White amur bream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cultrinae
Etymology: Parabramis: Greek, para = the side of + old French breme, bresme, a fresh water fish; 1460 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 13614); 54°N - 23°N, 112°E - 142°E

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 35.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441); common length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 4.1 kg (Ref. 1441); max. reported age: 17 years (Ref. 56557)

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Asia: Basin of the Amur, from Blagoveshchensk to the very mouths. Sungari, Ussuri, Lake Khanka, Liao. China south to Shanghai and Ningpo.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on higher aquatic plants. Its flesh is tasty but very bony. One of the most important commercial fishes of China (Ref. 1441).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Assuming standard cyprinid reproduction. Replace ASAP.

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Bogutskaya, N.G. and A.M. Naseka, 1996. Cyclostomata and fishes of Khanka Lake drainage area (Amur river basin). An annotated check-list with comments on taxonomy and zoogeography of the region. Zool. Inst. Russ. Acad. Sci. :89 p. (Ref. 13397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00571 - 0.03833), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.