Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes
(Freshwater smelts) > Salangidae
(Icefishes or noodlefishes)
Etymology: Neosalanx: Greek, neos = new + latinization of salamga, Philippines, a kind of swallow (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: endemic to China. Inhabits mainly the middle and lower reaches of the
Yangtze River, including its tributaries and affiliated lakes (Ref. 94033).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 6.3, range 5 - 7.46 cm
Max length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114983); max. reported age: 1.00 years (Ref. 94033)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, W., 1998. China's biodiversity: a country study. China Environmental Science Press, Beijing. 476 p. (Ref. 33508)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00214 (0.00123 - 0.00372), b=3.17 (3.02 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Generation time: 0.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .