Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pogonichthyinae
Etymology: Iotichthys: Taken from the Greek letter "iota", with the meaning of the least or in very small quantity + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Cope.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 10°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059); 42°N - 41°N
North America: Bonneville basin in northern Utah, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Iotichthys phlegethontis can be distinguished by the following characters: no lateral line (rarely 1-2 pores at front); large scales (34-38 lateral); dorsal-fin origin behind pelvic-fin origin; slender peduncle; 8 anal-fin rays; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; large eye; short rounded snout; fairly deep, compressed body; color consists of olive above, black specks on back and side, gold stripe along blue side, white to yellow fins; and red-gold lower side, gold eye and anal fins in breeding males (Ref. 86798).
Inhabits marshes, ponds, vegetated areas of streams and lakes, usually over mud (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .