Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: known only from the outlets of the subterranean waters near Haijiashao and Laomuge, Zhanyixian County in Yunnan Province of China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7410)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characters: mouth arched; lips with fine and shallow furrows; upper lip without median incision; lower lip with a wide and deep median notch; processus dentiformis present, but low; lower jaw without median notch; anterior nostril pierced in the front side of a tube; intestine with a loop immediately behind stomach; lateral line complete, extending to the caudal base; anus is situated about 1.5 eye diameter in front of anal fin origin; caudal fin forked; a series of irregular dark brown blotches before and behind dorsal fin; numerous small dark brown spots on the side from head to caudal fin base; dorsal and caudal fin with small brown spots; posterior chamber of air-bladder absent; and vertebrae 4 + 38 (1 specimen) (Ref. 7410).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, W. and G.H. Cui, 1993. Status of the scaleless species of Schistura in China, with description of a new species (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(1):81-92. (Ref. 7410)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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 (0.00329 - 0.01457), 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
): 3.1 ±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 (24 of 100) .