Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Laviniinae
Etymology: Relictus: Latin, relictus = residue, a surviving trace (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Hubbs & Miller.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 39°N - 38°N
North America: Lakes Franklin, Gale, Waring, Steptoe and Spring basins in Nevada, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 12193)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Relictus solitarius can be diagnosed by the possession of the following characters: chubby; soft bodied; incomplete lateral line; absence of frenum or barbel; small fins; dorsal fin origin slightly in front of to behind pelvic fin origin; anal fin well behind dorsal fin; 50-70 scales on lateral line; anal fin usually with 7 rays; pharyngeal teeth 0,4-4,0; color highly variable; dusky violet, yellow, or green above, speckled with brown; yellow fins (Ref. 86798).
Occurs in springs and their effluents (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [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
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=5).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).