Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Xenocyprididae
(East Asian minnows)
Etymology: Opsariichthys: Greek, opsarion, -ou = a little portion fish + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); duchuunguyeni: Named for Prof. Nguyen Huu Duc, who has contributed to Vietnamese freshwater fishes research.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Bang Giang river and Ky Cung river of the Pearl river in Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95038); 6.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Distinguished from other species of Opsariichthys by the following combination of characters: maxillary barbels absent; anterior notch on tip of upper lip absent; 41 scales on lateral line; 13-14 pre-dorsal scales; body width narrow; maxillary extending to or slightly beyond vertical of anterior margin of orbit; a series of two rows with 12-15 rounded tubercles on lower jaw; pectoral fin extending to origin of ventral fin in adult male; and snout and ventral side of head orange red in adult male in life (Ref. 95038).
Inhabits the upper reach of stream with moderate velocity of clear water and substrate of small and medium pebbles and boulders (Ref. 95038).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huynh, T.Q. and I.-S. Chen, 2013. A new species of cyprinid fish of genus Opsariichthys from Ky Cung-Bang Giang River basin, Northern Vietnam with notes of the taxonomic status of the genus from Northern Vietnam and Southern China. J. Mar. Sci. Tech. 21(Suppl:)135-145. (Ref. 95038)
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
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00412 - 0.01842), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 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 (11 of 100) .