Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Claea: Named for the Oreiad nymph of a sacred cave on Mount Kalathion in Messenia.. More on author: Sauvage.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Jinshajiang River basin, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7410)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characters: mouth arched; upper lip smooth and with a deep median notch; lower lip with a median notch and two furrows on each side; processus dentiformis present and well developed; no incision in lower jaw; anterior nostril pierced in the front side of a tube; intestine with a bend at some distance behind stomach; lateral line complete, extending to caudal base; anus is situated about 1.0-1.5 eye diameters in front of anal fin origin; caudal fin slightly forked; 3-4 predorsal, 2 subdorsal and 4-5 postdorsal brown saddles on the back; body side with irregular dark brown blotches; dorsal fin with dark spots and caudal fin with irregular vertical rows of spots on rays; posterior chamber of air-bladder absent (Ref. 7410).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2010. Claea, a new replacement name for Oreias Sauvage, 1874 (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(4):384. (Ref. 86550)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00383 - 0.01892), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .