Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Asia: China, Tuguryuk River Valley (= Nom-Gol River).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57754)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: distance between anterior and posterior nares exceeds diameter of posterior ones, upper lip with deep median incision, sometimes completely dividing it into two parts; lower lip has extensive lateral expansions; weakly developed processus dentiformis always present; lateral line complete; manubrium well-developed; free air-bladder portion reduced or absent; vertebrae 42-46; anterior fontanelle or neurocranium present; parietal and pteroticum in contact; basibranchial-4 and infrapharyngobranchials-3 absent (Ref. 57754).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2004. Revision of the species-complex of Triplophysa labiata with description of a new species, T. kaznakowi sp. n. (Osteichthyes,Balitoridae, Nemacheilinae). Senckenb. Biol. 83(2):181-208. (Ref. 57754)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00329 - 0.01457), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 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 (29 of 100) .