Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Acheilognathinae
Etymology: Rhodeus: Greek, rhodeos, a,-on = rose (Ref. 45335); albomarginatus: Derived from the Latin albo, meaning white, and marginatus, meaning margin, an adjecive, in reference to the white margin on the anal fin in adult male.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Asia: Lvjiang River, a tributary flowing into Poyang Lake of the Yangtze River basin in Anhui Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95613); 4.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Rhodeus albomarginatus is distinguished from congeners by its unique white margin on the anal fin in adult males (vs. black margin). It also differs from other congeners by having 10 branched rays on dorsal fin, 10-11 branched rays on anal fin, i,6 pelvic-fin rays, 33-34 vertebrae (mode 33), and in adult males, iris black, belly reddish-orange and central part of caudal fin red (Ref. 95613).
The type locality is a hill stream with bottom consisting of mud mixed with stones, low water level, and depth mostly less than 100 cm. Collected from the upper portion of the stream. Spawns in summer from June to August, several times during the spawning periods, and usually releases 10-20 eggs at one time. Lives in host mussel Ptychorhynchus murinum (Ref. 95613).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, F. and R. Arai, 2014. Rhodeus albomarginatus, a new bitterling (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Acheilognathinae) from China. Zootaxa 3790(1):165-176. (Ref. 95613)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00436 - 0.03636), b=3.06 (2.82 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .