Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Schizothorax: Greek, schizein = to divide * Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. High altitude
Asia: Brahmaputra in Tibet (Ref. 32617) and Xizang Autonomous Region, China (Ref. 33800).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 53.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115180); max. published weight: 1.7 kg (Ref. 115180)
Mature adults undertake spawning migration to incoming streams where they breed amidst gravel and sandy beds (Ref. 40974). Herbivore, feeding on bottom detritus (Ref. 40974).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mature adults undertake spawning migration to incoming streams where they breed amidst gravel and sandy beds (Ref. 40974).
Yunfei, W., 1987. A survey of the fish fauna of the Mount Namjagbarwa region in Xizang (Tibet), China. p. 109-112 In S.O. Kullander and B. Fernholm (eds.) Proc. V Congr. Europ. Ichthyol., Stockholm, Sweden. (Ref. 32617)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00536 - 0.01626), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .