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); qilianensis: Derived from the Pinyin Qilian (type locality) and Latin suffix (ensis). A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Asia: Heihe River in Qinghai Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98798)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Triplophysa qilianensis can be diagnosed by having the following characters: body long, compressed; skin smooth, scaleless; head short (20.1-23.1% of SL); head convex from the position of posterior nostrils; posterior chamber of air bladder completely degenerated; intestine short and in zig-zag shape posterior to stomach; pelvic fin with 2 unbranched rays; caudal fin forked, upper and lower lobes equal in length; and fin tips pointed (Ref. 98798).
Found in in riffles of turbid water at altitudes 3000 m above sea level and in cool or cold water. Water temperatures taken at 12:00 AM in July were about 16°C. Stomach contents of two specimens consisted of ants and hymenopteran (Ref. 98798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, W.-J., X.-C. Chen and Y.-P. Hu, 2015. A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Nemacheilinae), Triplophysa qilianensis sp. nov. from Qinghai, China. Zootaxa 3905(3):418-424. (Ref. 98798)
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 (28 of 100) .