Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Xenocyprididae
(East Asian minnows)
Etymology: Chanodichthys: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Asia: Yangtze to Amur basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 53.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114983); common length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557); max. published weight: 947.00 g (Ref. 114983)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25 - 26. Linear lateral line. Dark gray in the back, gray in the upper part of the side, silver white in the lower side of the body and stomach (Ref. 33303).
Spawning from June till the first half of July; fecundity 192,000 eggs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00487 - 0.01181), b=3.10 (2.97 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100).