Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Plagopterinae
Etymology: Lepidomeda: Greek, lepis, -idos = scale + Greek, meda = feminine genitals.
More on authors: Miller & Hubbs.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 40°N - 39°N
North America: Upper White River system in Nevada, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 9.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Lepidomeda albivallis is distinguished from similar species L. mollispinis by having the following characters: scales on lateral line 79-92; entire opercle with dark specks; larger pharyngeal arch; red-orange bases on olive to pink-brown dorsal and caudal fins, red-orange anal and pelvic fins (colors brightest in large males) (Ref. 86798).
Inhabits springs and outflows of upper White River, usually in shallow, cool, clear water over sand and gravel (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .