Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Xenocyprididae
(East Asian minnows)
Etymology: Elopichthys: Greek, ellops = a kind of serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 13614)
Asia: Eastern Asia from the Amur basin to the Red (Coi) River.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 89.9, range 66 - 105 cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4537); max. published weight: 40.0 kg (Ref. 56557)
A food fish for humans (Ref. 4537).
Bogutskaya, N.G. and A.M. Naseka, 1996. Cyclostomata and fishes of Khanka Lake drainage area (Amur river basin). An annotated check-list with comments on taxonomy and zoogeography of the region. Zool. Inst. Russ. Acad. Sci. :89 p. (Ref. 13397)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00520 - 0.00765), b=3.07 (3.02 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 13.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tm=5-10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (83 of 100) .