Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pseudaspininae
Etymology: Rhynchocypris: Name from Greek 'rhingcho-' meaning rostral and 'cypris' or 'Kýpris' for the goddess Aphrodite (Peyman and Jalal, 2011)..
More on author: Dybowski.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20. Temperate; 16°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Lena and Amur in the north to the Yangtze in the south.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 6.5, range 6 - 7 cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557); 13.5 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 24.60 g (Ref. 124723)
Inhabits rivers (Ref. 1441).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G., A.M. Naseka, S.V. Shedko, E.D. Vasil'eva and I.A. Chereshnev, 2008. The fishes of the Amur River: updated check-list and zoogeography. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(4):301-366. (Ref. 82587)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00526 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.93 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100).