Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Schizopygopsinae
Etymology: Schizopygopsis: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, pyge = tail + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. High altitude
Asia: Tibet, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Reported age of sexual maturity for males is 7 years, females 8 years old, and their life span can exceed thirty years. An omnivorous species consuming a wide range of food sources, including detritus, algae, macrophytes, benthic invertebrates, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and
fish. Reproductive season starts in late March or early April after winter ice thaws, and the main growing season is between April and October. Adults migrate to freshwater tributaries during reproductive seasons, while juveniles spend their first 5 years in rivers and grow in the lake thereafter (Ref. 123179).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tao, J., D. He, M.J. Kennard, C. Ding, S.E. Bunn, C. Liu, Y. Jia, R. Che and Y. Chen, 2017. Strong evidence for changing fish reproductive phenolog under climate warming on the Tibetan Plateau. Glob Change Biol. 2018, 24:2093-2104. (Ref. 123177)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00269 - 0.01173), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 15.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100).