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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Qiupu River in Anhui Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95613)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from congeners by the combination of the following characters: branched dorsal-fin rays 9-10 (usually 9); branched anal-fin rays 9-10 (usually 9); longest simple rays of dorsal and anal fins strong and stiff, distally segmented; longitudinal scale series 35-36; pored scales 6-12; vertebrae 34-36; a transverse row of black spots on dorsal-fin membrane; color pattern in nuptial males (iris, belly and central pat of caudal fin reddish-orange, lateral scales edged with deep blue) (Ref. 86534).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, F. and R. Arai, 2010. Rhodeus shitaiensis, a new bitterling from China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(4):303-312. (Ref. 86534)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01230 (0.00430 - 0.03521), 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
): 2.6 ±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) .