Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 25°N - 21°N
Asia: Yuan River, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81047)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characters: eye absent; mouth arched; upper lip smooth and without median incision; lower lip with shallow furrows and a wide median notch; no processus dentiformis; lower jaw without median notch; anterior nostril pierced in the front side of a tube; intestine with a bend immediately behind stomach; lateral line complete, extending to caudal base; anus is situated a small distance in front of anal fin origin; first branched pectoral ray elongated, extending beyond origin of anal fin; caudal fin deeply forked; body and fins whitish; and posterior chamber of air-bladder well developed (Ref. 7410).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, W. and G.H. Cui, 1993. Status of the scaleless species of Schistura in China, with description of a new species (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(1):81-92. (Ref. 7410)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00326 - 0.01470), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .