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); longipectoralis: Derived from the Latin 'longus' (long) and 'pectoralis' (pectoral), in allusion to the long pectoral fin. A noun in apposition. More on authors: Zheng, Du, Chen & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: a cave in Liujiang River, a main tributary of Xijiang River in Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81047)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5 - 6;
Vertebrae: 39. Diagnosed from other congeners by the following characters: highly developed pectoral fin, reaching beyond pelvic-fin origin; eyes present and vestigial; body covered with scales; dorsal and lateral sides of head and body mottled with blotches; dorsal fin emarginate; caudal fin forked; and anus close to anal-fin origin (Ref. 81047).
Inhabits clear water in the cave with water temperature below 20° C. One stomach contains aquatic insects and copepods (Ref. 81047).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zheng, L.-P., L.-N. Du, X.-Y. Chen and J.-X. Ynag, 2009. A new species of genus Triplophysa (Nemacheilinae: Balitoridae), Triplophysa longipectoralis sp. nov, from Guangxi, China. Environ. Biol. Fish. 85(3):221-227. (Ref. 81047)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates 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 (0.00326 - 0.01470), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .