Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Schizothoracinae
Etymology: Schizothorax: Greek, schizein = to divide * Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335). More on author: Heckel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: Afghanistan (Ref. 33323) and Pakistan (Ref. 51161) to Tibet. In India often lumped under Schizothorax richardsonii. The specimens from Tibet may be a separate species (Ref. 33323). Reported from Myanmar (Ref. 57739).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99731)
Feed on detritus material (Ref. 40974). Breed in streams (Ref. 40974).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yunfei, W., 1987. A survey of the fish fauna of the Mount Namjagbarwa region in Xizang (Tibet), China. p. 109-112 In S.O. Kullander and B. Fernholm (eds.) Proc. V Congr. Europ. Ichthyol., Stockholm, Sweden. (Ref. 32617)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.01148 (0.00861 - 0.01531), b=2.96 (2.90 - 3.02), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 485 [241, 992] mg/100g ; Iron = 7.74 [1.36, 25.47] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.6 [16.5, 18.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.508 [0.273, 0.920] g/100g ; Selenium = 152 [42, 536] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 26.1 [10.5, 65.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 3.18 [1.88, 5.11] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.