Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Acheilognathidae
Etymology: Acheilognathus: Greek, a = without + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335); striatus: The specific epithet striatus (from the Latin striae) meaning stripe, refers to the prominent character of broad longitudinal stripe on body. It is to be treated as a noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 4.5 - 7.4; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 5°C - 31°C; 30°N - 29°N, 117°E - 118°E
Asia: China. Lower Yangtze River, Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province. Presently only known from upper part of Le’an River, around Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province, China. Le’an River drains into the Poyang Lake, which in turn flows into lower reaches of the Yangtze River(Ref. 84025).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84025)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The new species can be distinguished from all congeners by the following combined characters: a pair of relatively long barbels, slightly longer than half of eye diameter (barbels 59.8–67.2% of eye diameter); dorsal fin with three simple and 8 (54*)-9 (3) branched fin rays, anal fin with three simple and 7 (7)-8 (50*) branched fin rays; a black longitudinal stripe on body from the base of caudal peduncle, distinctly reaching anteriorly to the vertical line from the origin of dorsal fin, broader in males than in females; a scale distance between the longitudinal stripe and lateral line below the origin of dorsal fin; dorsal and anal fin margined with black band in males (Ref. 84025).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, Q., B. Xiong, Q. Tang and H. Liu, 2010. Acheilognathus striatus (Family: Cyprinidae), a new bitterling species from the lower Yangtze River, China. Environ. Biol. Fishes online DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9645-6. (Ref. 84025)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00437 (0.00161 - 0.01183), b=3.22 (2.99 - 3.45), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.1 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 vulnerability (23 of 100) .