Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Xenocyprididae
(East Asian minnows)
Etymology: Opsariichthys: Greek, opsarion, -ou = a little portion fish + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6898)
soft rays: 11 - 13;
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. More than 48 (modally 50-54) scales on lateral line; 20-23 predorsal scales; 4+36-37 (= 40-41) vertebral count; maxillary extending to or beyond vertical midline of orbit in female; and opercle and ventral side of head orange-red to pink-red in adult male (Ref. 95038).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mating behavior: Usually begins with fighting among males. Only one mates. Females rest on sandy ground and the male presses her belly. This makes the female tilt with her anus closer to the male. The male vibrates and releases the sperm. Subordinate males often join the spawning pair, perhaps to release their sperm.
Chen, I.-S., J.-H. Wu and Huang S.-P., 2009. The taxonomy and phylogeny of the cyprinid genus Opsariichthys Bleeker (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Taiwan, with description of a new species. Environ. Biol. Fishes 86:165-183. (Ref. 81910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00415 - 0.01826), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 712).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).