Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pseudaspininae
Etymology: Pseudaspius: Name from Greek 'pseudo-' for 'false' and 'aspius' which refers to the European genus Aspius (synonym of Leuciscus); originated from Greek 'aspis' meaning 'poisonous snake' like 'Egyptian cobra' (Peyman and Jalal, 2011).. More on author: Pallas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Asia: Amur drainage, Sakhalin Island and Mongolia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 25 - 30 cm
Max length : 68.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441); common length : 42.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441); max. published weight: 3.7 kg (Ref. 1441); max. reported age: 20 years (Ref. 56557)
Spawning in middle of June, fecundity 36,000 eggs (Ref. 1441). Prefers the main channel of rivers. Feeds on small fish such as gudgeons and minnows (Ref. 41072).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G. and A.M. Naseka, 1996. Cyclostomata and fishes of Khanka Lake drainage area (Amur river basin). An annotated check-list with comments on taxonomy and zoogeography of the region. Zool. Inst. Russ. Acad. Sci. :89 p. (Ref. 13397)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 11.0 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .