Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Asia: Known only from the type locality from Bajan Gol River in Quaidam, Qinghai Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57946)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 44. Distinguished from its very similar species, Triplophya leptosoma, by having the following characters: very wide trunk (the maximum thickness significantly exceeds the maximum depth); comparatively deeper body, caudal peduncle and dorsal fin; more posterior
position of the beginning of the dorsal fin; larger ventroanal distance (16.4% SL); anus, settles out of the beginning of the anal fin to more than the orbit diameter (Ref. 57946).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2007. Materials towards the revision of the genus Triplophysa Rendahl, 1933 (Cobitoidea): Balitoridae: Nemacheilinae): a revision of nominal taxa of Herzenstein (1888) described within the species "Nemachilus" stoliczkae. and "N". dorsonotatus, with the description of the new species T. scapanognatha sp nova. J. Ichthyol. 47(1):1-20. (Ref. 57946)
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=0.00692 (0.00321 - 0.01490), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .