Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gobionidae
Etymology: Abbottina: Named for James Francis Abbott, formerly a professor in the Japanese Military Academy at Etajima, who assisted Professors Jordan and Snyder in their work on Lake Biwa, Lake Yogb, Yodo River, and at Tsuruga and Misaki (D. Hollombe, pers.comm., 2014 November)..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: originally eastern China, Korea and Japan. Introduced in the Mekong basin (Ref. 43281). Recorded from Tedzhen River basin in Turkmenistan (Ref. 39702).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 5 cm
Max length : 18.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89110)
Lower lip continuous, with two median lobes along its posterior margin, separated by a median furrow (Ref. 43281). No papilla on lips. One pair of short maxillary barbels. Anus close to ventral-fin base than to anal-fin base. Body with eight rounded dusky blotches along lateral line (Ref. 12819). Mouth inferior; dorsal with convex distal margin; several vertical rows of black dots on caudal (Ref. 43281).
Adults inhabit shallow zones of lentic rivers and lakes with sandy or muddy bottoms (Ref. 12819).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The male builds a nest 12-43 cm in diameter on the bottom of the river, at a depth of 8-34 cm, and broods over the spawn. 1,711 eggs were found in a single nest (Ref. 1441).
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00617 - 0.00932), b=3.14 (3.08 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 3.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .