Neobarynotus microlepis (Bleeker, 1851)
photo by Roberts, T.R.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia (Ref. 7050). Known from the Mekong (Ref. 12693).
Diagnosis:  More than 10 branched dorsal-fin rays; more than 50 lateral-line scales; 4 barbels (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Found in large rivers as well as smaller streams during periods of high turbidity. Omnivorous species, feeding mainly on insects, as well as shrimps, submerged aquatic vegetation and inundated land vegetation. Probably taken by seines, gillnets and traps (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 19.04.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.12.07
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.05.96

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