Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Procypris: Greek, pro = in front of + Greek, kypris = other name for Aphrodite, proceeding from Kypris (Cyprus) Greek, kyprinos = carp (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: middle and upper reaches of Yangtze River, China.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 37.0, range 22 - ? cm
Max length : 49.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94686); common length : 15.5 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 2.6 kg (Ref. 94686)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body black on back and sides, tiny black stripes along sides of body. Barbels 2 pairs; outer edge of dorsal fin truncated; pectoral fin long and its tip reaching origin of pelvic fin.
Lives in slow flowing deep water in rocky substratum. Carnivore, feeds mainly on zoobenthos (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, W., 1998. China's biodiversity: a country study. China Environmental Science Press, Beijing. 476 p. (Ref. 33508)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00633 - 0.01144), b=3.17 (3.08 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 10.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (65 of 100).