Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Elopichthys: Greek, ellops = a kind of serpent + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?
Asia: Eastern Asia from the Amur basin to the Red (Coi) River.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 89.9, range 66 - 105 cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4537); max. published weight: 40.0 kg (Ref. 56557)
A food fish for humans (Ref. 4537).
Bogutskaya, N.G. and A.M. Naseka, 1996. Cyclostomata and fishes of Khanka Lake drainage area (Amur river basin). An annotated check-list with comments on taxonomy and zoogeography of the region. Zool. Inst. Russ. Acad. Sci. :89 p. (Ref. 13397)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00505 - 0.01194), b=3.04 (2.91 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tm=5-10).
Prior r = 0.29, 2 SD range = 0.12 - 0.70, log(r) = -1.24, SD log(r) = 0.44, Based on: 1 K, 7 tgen, 2 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (83 of 100) .