Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335); rosa: Named from the Latin rose, referring to the Hongmeigui (Red Rose) Caving Club. More on authors: Chen & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 13°C - ? (Ref. 57680)
Asia: Dongba Cave in Chongqing, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57680)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Distinguished from other members of the genus by having the following combination of characters: eyes vestigial; dorsal-fin with 9 branched rays; pectoral fin with 12 branched rays; pelvic fin with 7 branched rays; anal fin with 6 branched rays; caudal fin with 7+7 branched rays; distal margin of dorsal fin concave; tip of pelvic fin surpasses vertical level of anus; caudal fin deeply forked; whole body scaleless and colorless (Ref. 57680).
Found in a pool, 581 m underground. The pool has an altitude of 314 m above sea level (Ref. 57680).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, X.Y. and J.X. Yang, 2005. Triplophysa rosa sp. nov.: a new blind loach from China. J. Fish Biol. 66(3):599-608. (Ref. 57680)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00692 (0.00329 - 0.01457), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (14 of 100) .