Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Brachymystax: Greek, brachys = short + Greek, mystax = moustache (Ref. 45335). More on author: Pallas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; anadromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate
Asia: Siberia, Korea and North China.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); 60.0 cm TL (female); common length : 55.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 8.0 kg (Ref. 12218)
A slow-growing fish which inhabits rivers. A cold water fish and never goes to the ocean; finds deep cold waters during summer; can be found under the ice in late fall and winter (Ref. 12218). Feeds on larval and adult insects, amphipods, small fish, frogs, mice and salmon spawn (Ref. 593). During spawning the body turns to a dark red and the dorsal and pectoral fins change to a rainbow of colors (Ref. 12218).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00643 - 0.01556), b=3.06 (2.93 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 13.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2-4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .