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: Rhodeus: Greek, rhodeos, a,-on = rose (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: ? - 7.0; dH range: 10 - 15. Subtropical; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 2060)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6898); common length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Asia: Eastern Asia and Taiwan. Introduced into eastern China, the Korean Peninsula and Japan which for a time were considered as the native range of the species due to an effective colonization of the natural waters. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction (Ref. 1739).
Nakabo, T., 2002. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition I. Tokai University Press, Japan, pp v-866.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Potential pest (Ref. 6094)
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00918 (-0.15001 - 0.16837), b=3.07590 (2.98959 - 3.16221), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.82-2.15; Fec assumed < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .