Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Schizopygopsinae
Etymology: Oxygymnocypris: Greek, oxy = sharp + Greek, gymnos = naked + Kypris, other name for Aphrodite, proceeding from Cyprus (Kypris), Greek, kyprinos = carp (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. High altitude
Asia: Brahmaputra River in Tibet (Ref. 32617).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 67.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114985); max. published weight: 3.0 kg (Ref. 114985)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dorsal and caudal fins grayish-black, hinds of pectoral, pelvic and anal fins orange, dorsal and caudal fins with many spots. Snout pointed; scale absent but with a small number of irregular scales only on part of pectoral girdle and anal scales.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yunfei, W., 1987. A survey of the fish fauna of the Mount Namjagbarwa region in Xizang (Tibet), China. p. 109-112 In S.O. Kullander and B. Fernholm (eds.) Proc. V Congr. Europ. Ichthyol., Stockholm, Sweden. (Ref. 32617)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00417 - 0.00955), b=3.11 (2.99 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 10.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (65 of 100) .