Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Cyclocheilichthys: Greek, kyklos = round + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Xe Bangfai basins; also from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857); common length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
Has a black blotch at the base of the caudal fin (not always distinct); rows of spots along scale rows; usually one pair of barbels; 16 circumpeduncular scale rows (Ref. 27732). Usually 12-14 predorsal scales; lateral line tubes not branched; medium-sized precaudal spot; maxillary and usually rostral barbels (Ref. 12693).
Occurs at midwater to bottom levels in rivers and streams. Individuals are sometimes found in reservoirs but occur more frequently in flowing water. Inhabits rivers during the dry season and migrates to floodplains to spawn during the rainy season. Reproduction takes place relatively late in the high-water season during September and October. Feeds on zooplankton, small crustaceans, chironomids, and other insect larvae. Fish measuring 15-20 cm are marketed fresh and small ones are used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00550 - 0.02508), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .