Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Hypsibarbus: Greek, hypsi = high + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: ? - 7.0; dH range: ? - 15; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)
Asia: Maeklong, Mekong and Chao Phraya basins; Malay Peninsula.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102952); max. published weight: 1.4 kg (Ref. 102952)
soft rays: 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).
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).
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquaculture: commercial; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00787 - 0.02013), b=3.04 (2.91 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100).