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); parvus: The specific name is from the Latin adjective parvus, meaning small, an allusion to the small body of the sepcies. More on authors: Chen, Li & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Jialonghe River, which flows from the Yangzonghai Lake to the Nanpanjiang River in the upper reaches of the Pearl River basin in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80923)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: dorsal-fin rays 3,8½ -9½ ; anal-fin rays 3,5- 5½ ; pectoral-fin rays 1,11; scales absent; two saddle-like dark blotches with fuzzy borders cranial to the dorsal fin and four saddle-like dark blotches caudal to the dorsal fin; distal margin of dorsal fin emarginate; pelvic fin reaching caudally almost to the anus; anus located immediately cranial to the origin of the anal fin;
caudal fin forked; caudal chamber of air bladder reduced to a small free protuberance; head slightly laterally compressed, head depth greater than head width at nape; caudal peduncle length 18.0-20.0% of SL; caudal peduncle depth 7.8-8.4% of SL; eye diameter 17.6-21.4% of HL; body depth 60.7-70.2% of HL; caudal peduncle depth 39.1-45.0% of caudal peduncle
length; body width at the base of caudal peduncle 59.0-68.0% of body depth at the base of caudal peduncle (Ref. 80923).
Inhabits river with an altitude of 1770 m and a width of about 7 m (Ref. 80923). The river is in a karst gorge with rocky bottom (Ref. 80923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Z.M., W.X. Li and J.X. Yang, 2009. A new miniature species of the genus Triplophysa (Balitoridae: Nemacheilinae) from Yunnan, China. Zoologischer Anzeiger, doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2009.02.001. (Ref. 80923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .