Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cultrinae
Etymology: Chanodichthys: Greek, chanos, -eos, ous, and chasma, -atos = abyss, mouth opened, inmensity + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate, preferred ?
Asia: Yangtze to Amur basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441); common length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557); max. published weight: 700.00 g (Ref. 1441)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25 - 26. Linear lateral line. Dark gray in the back, gray in the upper part of the side, silver white in the lower side of the body and stomach (Ref. 33303).
Spawning from June till the first half of July; fecundity 192,000 eggs.
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00428 - 0.01615), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .