Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Schizothoracinae
Etymology: Schizopyge: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Heckel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Kashmir Valley in India and Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99731); max. published weight: 2.7 kg (Ref. 4832)
Found in lakes and adjoining channels. Feeds on detritus. Herbivore (Ref. 40972). Breeding grounds are found in cold and clear pockets of lakes, particularly on the roots of willow trees (Ref. 40974).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are either scattered in clutches along the bottom, or adhering to submerged willow roots.
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. i-liv + 1-541, 1 map (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00655 - 0.01752), b=2.97 (2.83 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 304 [112, 758] mg/100g ; Iron = 3.73 [0.81, 10.89] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.3 [14.5, 18.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.325 [0.152, 0.694] g/100g ; Selenium = 73.2 [29.7, 182.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 66.4 [30.4, 136.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 4.46 [1.33, 7.73] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.