Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Chen, Yang, Sket & Aljancic.
The species Oreonectes translucens is valid and not a synonym of this species according to Romero et al. (2009) but we need to wait that their paper is validly published.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75196)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Distinguished from all other species of the genus by having the following combination of characters: eyes absent; snout pointed; tubular flap of anterior nostril elongated into barbel-like structure, posterior nostril borders anterior one. Long and narrow pectoral fin, almost extending to pelvic-fin origin; pelvic fin reaching slightly beyond anus; caudal peduncle with developed caudal-adipose keel; body entirely lacking scales and color; dorsal fin with 8 branched rays; anal fin with 6 branched rays; pelvic fin with 6 branched rays and caudal fin with 16 branched rays (Ref. 75196).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Du, L.-N., X.-Y. Chen and J.-X. Yang, 2008. A review of the nemacheilinae genus Oreonectes Günther with descriptions of two new species (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Zootaxa 1729:23-36. (Ref. 75196)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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 (0.00324 - 0.01477), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .