Amblyrhynchichthys truncatus (Bleeker, 1850)
Amblyrhynchichthys truncatus
photo by Warren, T.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Western and South Borneo (Ref. 26580). Reported from the Maeklong (Ref. 26336).
Diagnosis:  Blunt and truncate snout; last simple dorsal ray denticulated behind; adipose eyelid (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Found mainly in rivers and enters flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Juveniles occur in October in the lower Mekong basin (Ref. 12975). Feeds on periphyton; other minor food items include phytoplankton, zooplankton and benthic algae (Ref. 10616). Small individuals are used for prahoc, larger ones are marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 January 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Source and more info: For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17