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Metzia parva  Luo, Sullivan, Zhao & Peng, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Alburninae
Etymology: parva: Named from the Latin word parva (gender feminine), meaning small or little, in reference to its small body size.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Asia: Cheng-jiang River, a tributary of Hongshui-He River of the Pearl River basin in Guangxi Province, China.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104754)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17. Metzia parva is distinguished from all other congeners by the following characters: smaller body size, 48.3-57.7 mm SL (vs. 58.3-151.4 mm SL); lateral line complete, but interrupted in some specimens along ventral margin above anal-fin; anal fin with 12-14 branched rays (vs. 10-11 or 15-20); pectoral fin with 10 branched rays (vs. 11-16); pelvic fin with 6 branched rays (vs. 7-9); longer caudal peduncle 17.8-21.7% SL (vs. 14.8-17.4% SL); shorter preanal length 60.9-66.0% SL (vs. 69.0-73.0% SL); and interorbital width distinctly larger 28.4-33.0% HL (vs. 20.2-24.7% HL) (Ref. 104754).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Females have a large number of eggs (Ref. 104754).

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Luo, W., J.P. Sullivan, H.-T. Zhao and Z.-G. Peng, 2015. Metzia parva, a new cyprinid species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from south China. Zootaxa 3962(1):226-234. (Ref. 104754)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00372 - 0.01857), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .