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); daochengensis: Named for the collection location, Daocheng County.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Daocheng River in Sichuan Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111068)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 44. Body smooth and without scales. Lateral line complete. Caudal peduncle compressed, depth unchanging. Head length equal to caudal-peduncle length. Lower jaw shovel-shaped. Origin of dorsal fin before the origin of pelvic fin and closer to the tip of the snout than to the caudal-din base. Absence of posterior chamber of gas bladder. Intenstive of spiral type with three winding coils (Ref. 111068).
Occurs in areas near river banks and wetlands with slow water current bottom consisting of gravel and mud and submerged waterweeds. Stomach contents of six specimens consist of algae and aquatic invertebrates. Other species collected with Triplophysa daochengensis include T. stolickai [= T. stoliczkai], T. brevicauda, Misgurnus anguillicaudatus, Schizothorax kozlovi, and Schizopygopsis malacanthus (Ref. 111068).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wu, Y.-Y., Z.-Y. Sun and Y.-S. Guo, 2016. A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae), Triplophysa daochengensis, from Sichuan Province, China. Zool. Res. 37(4):1-11. (Ref. 111068)
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
): 3.1 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .