Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pogonichthyinae
Etymology: Algansea: Latin, algensis, -e = somebody that eats algae; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Jordan & Snyder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 21°N - 19°N
North America: endemic to the Lerma River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lyons, J., G. González-Hernandéz, E. Soto-Galera and M. Guzmán-Arroyo, 1998. Decline of freshwater fishes and fisheries in selected drainages of west-central Mexico. Fisheries 23(4):10-18. (Ref. 27639)
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
= 0.5039 [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
): 2.9 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 326 [203, 496] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.67 [1.16, 2.38] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.3 [16.8, 18.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.366 [0.199, 0.697] g/100g ; Selenium = 50.9 [20.1, 92.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 70.2 [36.7, 140.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.25 [1.69, 2.99] mg/100g (wet weight);