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). More on authors: Yang, Chen & Lan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Hongshuihe River, Xijiang River basin in Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76753)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 38. Diagnosed easily from all other species of the genus Triplophysa by the following characters: dorsal fin with 10 branched rays; anal fin with 6-7 branched rays; body covered by tiny scales; lateral line complete; body with 6-7 broad vertical bars; 1 narrow longitudinal stripe along lateral line; caudal fin deeply forked; caudal fin base with a large black spot; both lobes of caudal fin with 2 black bars; posterior tip of pelvic fin surpasses anus; a developed axillary lobe present at pelvic-fin base; and upper lip completely interrupted at the middle (Ref. 76753).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, J.-X., X.-Y. Chen and J.-H. Lan, 2004. Occurrence of two new plateau-indicator loaches of Nemacheilinae (Balitoridae) in Guangxi with reference to zoogeographical significance. Zool. Res. 25(2):111-116. (Ref. 76753)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.00692 (0.00324 - 0.01477), 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) .