Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pseudaspininae
Etymology: Rhynchocypris: Name from Greek 'rhingcho-' meaning rostral and 'cypris' or 'Kýpris' for the goddess Aphrodite (Peyman and Jalal, 2011)..
More on author: Dybowski.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20. Temperate; 16°C - 20°C (Ref. 2060)
Eurasia: Arctic Ocean drainages from Kara to Kolyma and Indigirka; Amur from headwaters to estuary, Tym' River (Sakhalin Island), Tugur River and Bol'shoyShantar Island (See od Okhotsk, Pacific basin).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Can be separated from Rhynchocypris percnurus by having a long pointed conical projection on male genital papilla and body depth smaller than caudal peduncle length (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in swamps, backwaters (Ref. 59043) and rivers (Ref. 1441). A mature male measures 7.0 cm TL (Ref. 1441).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G., A.M. Naseka, S.V. Shedko, E.D. Vasil'eva and I.A. Chereshnev, 2008. The fishes of the Amur River: updated check-list and zoogeography. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(4):301-366. (Ref. 82587)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 4.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).