Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labiobarbus: Latin, labium = lip + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Mekong, Salween, Chao Phraya and Xe Bangfai basins; also from the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Has 33-34 (usually 35-38) lateral line scales; 16-20 circumpeduncular scales; 21-28 branched dorsal rays; caudal and dorsal fins dusky, without well-defined color patterns (Ref. 27732). Body with evenly pronounced longitudinal stripes formed by a spot on each scale (Ref. 7424).
Known from midwater to bottom depths in rivers and streams (Ref. 12693). Enters flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Found in the basin-wide tributary of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds on phytoplankton, periphyton, benthic algae, zooplankton (Ref. 12693), detritus and insect larvae (Ref. 56749).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1993. Systematic revision of the Southeast Asian cyprinid fish genus Labiobarbus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 41(2):315-329. (Ref. 7424)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
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=0.00955 (0.00451 - 0.02020), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.19 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 248 [161, 389] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.54 [1.03, 2.24] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.1 [16.5, 17.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.327 [0.176, 0.636] g/100g ; Selenium = 51.6 [19.6, 97.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 62.8 [30.4, 134.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.29 [1.69, 3.13] mg/100g (wet weight);