Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 26°N - 25°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26658)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Pelvic fin origin under the base of the first to second branched dorsal fin ray; pelvic fin not reaching anus which is situated 1-1.5 eye diameter in front of anal-fin origin; caudal fin deeply emarginate, tips rounded.
The type locality is a small stream. The water at the type locality was clear with a moderate to swift current; substrate was gravel. The only other species collected at this locality was Schistura macrotaenia (Yang, 1990). From stomach content analysis, specimens contained mainly aquatic plants and a few aquatic insects.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, W. and G.-H. Cui, 1997. Fishes of the genus Triplophysa (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) in the Yuanjiang (Upper Red River) basin of Yunnan, China, with description of a new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 8(2):177-184. (Ref. 26658)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00333 - 0.01504), 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
): 2.6 ±0.27 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).