Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (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; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: Xijiang system in Guizhou Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91758)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 38. Distinguished from its congeners by the possession of the following combination of characters: highly developed pectoral fin, reaching the origin of pelvic fin; emarginate caudal fin; distal margin of dorsal fin truncate; dorsal-fin origin posterior to vertical line of pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin tip reaching beyond anus; distal margin of anal fin truncate; adipose-like fin present, along dorsal and ventral edge of caudal peduncle; dorsal fin with 8 branched rays; pectoral fin with 11 branched rays; total vertebrae 4 + 34; pigmentation degenerated; body scaleless and smooth; eyes completely degenerated; and anterior chamber of air-bladder wrapped in body capsule, posterior chamber of air-bladder well developed (Ref. 91758).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lin, Y., C. Li and J.-K. Song, 2012. A new species of Troglobitic loach (Cypriniformes, Balitoridae), Triplophysa Jiarongensis, from Guizhou, China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 37(3):640-647. (Ref. 91758)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00708 (0.00339 - 0.01477), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .