Hypsibarbus wetmorei (Smith, 1931)
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,355.8 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7; dH range: 15, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Maeklong, Mekong and Chao Phraya basins; Malay Peninsula.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Upper body reddish brown; pelvic and anal fins red to reddish orange; 1 scale count between the vent and anal fin (Ref. 37768). Robust body, not compressed; 3-5 gill rakers on lower arm of first arch; 7-9 predorsal scales; and 9-14 dorsal-spine serrations (Ref. 12693). Usually with 2 scale rows between anus and anal origin; distance between distal serrae on posterior margin of last simple dorsal ray much greater than width on bases of serrae (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occurs at midwater to bottom depths of medium-sized streams in forests. Not known to migrate, but may move upstream during periods of high water levels. Does not persist in impoundments. Most likely sold fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 February 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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