Osteochilus lini Fowler, 1935
Osteochilus lini
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.
Diagnosis:  Usually 12-13 branched dorsal rays; in life, body plain greenish with pink fins, and a dark, vertically elongated blotch above pectoral fin (Ref. 27732).
Biology:  Found at midwater to bottom depths in large and medium-sized streams. Moves into flooded forests or open fields and begins to re-enter rivers in October. Young of the year are first seen in August. Feeds on periphyton, phytoplankton and some detritus. Usually used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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