Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Luciocyprinus: Latin, lucius, Greek, lykos = wolf ; pike, by its predatory habits + Kypris, other name for Aphrodite, proceeding from Cyprus (Kypris), Greek, kyprinos = carp (Ref. 45335). More on author: Vaillant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Viet Nam and China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 79.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37832); common length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 15.0 kg (Ref. 26563)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. With 1/2 14 - 15/1/7 - 8 1/2 scales in transverse line between dorsal and pelvic fins, 13 1/2 between lateral line and ventral mid-line, 33-37 predorsal ones, no barbels, groove posterior to lower lip interrupted in the middle; last simple dorsal and anal rays not denticulated, body silvery with a black longitudinal band along lateral line, wider in the posterior part of the body, pharyngeal teeth 4.4 - 4.4 (Ref. 37832). Eyes large and convex, located higher; interorbital space flat; snout projected; upper lip thick; length behind head far longer than length of snout (Ref. 45536).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 1983. Status of Luciocyprinus and Fustis (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae). Zool. Res. 4(4):383-386. (Ref. 37832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00251 - 0.01446), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100) .