Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Xenocyprididae
(East Asian minnows)
Etymology: Chanodichthys: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 6898), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: Amur to Red River drainages (China to Vietnam); Taiwan and Lake Buir in Mongolia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 40.0, range 17 - 27 cm
Max length : 102 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557); common length : 47.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441); max. published weight: 9.0 kg (Ref. 1441)
Adults inhabit rivers and lakes. Feed on insects, crustaceans and smaller fishes.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2006. Fishes of Mongolia. A check-list of the fishes known to occur in Mongolia with comments on systematics and nomenclature. The World Bank, Washington, DC. 103 p. (Ref. 57778)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00472 - 0.00669), b=3.07 (3.02 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.12-0.13).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .