Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Iksookimia: A Korean name; yongdokensis: Named after Yong-dok-gun, the type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory. Temperate
Asia: endemic to rivers flowing to the east coast of Kyong-sangbuk-do, southeastern Korea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - 8.9 cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13674); common length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13674)
Usually in clear, slow moving shallow water over sand or small pebbles, or stagnant areas along upper and middle river courses. The species consumes a wide variety of food, including most aquatic algae, small crustaceans and aquatic insect larvae. The spawning season is supposed to be in May.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kim, I.-S. and J.-Y. Park, 1997. Iksookimia yongdokensis, a new cobitid fish (Pisces: Cobitidae) from Korea with a key to the species of Iksookimia. Ichthyol. Res. 44(3):249-256. (Ref. 13674)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00245 - 0.01178), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 1,346).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .