Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Hypsibarbus: Greek, hypsi = high + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335); pierrei: Not Labeo pierrei (Sauvage, 1880) in Kottelat (2001: Ref. 43281:57), which is Lobochilus pierrei Sauvage, 1880 - current accepted name Bangana pierrei (Sauvage, 1880). -note from Nicolas.
More on author: Sauvage.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Thailand to Viet Nam and Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102952); max. published weight: 733.20 g (Ref. 102952)
Has 4 horizontal scale rows between lateral line and mid-dorsal scale row at dorsal-fin origin; 5-8 gill rakers in lower limb of first arch (Ref. 12693). Has 15-19 serrae along posterior edge of last simple dorsal ray (Ref. 43281).
Found in medium to large rivers. May grow to at least 30 cm.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of Southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibliography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 2013 (Suppl. 27):1-663. (Ref. 94476)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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=0.01122 (0.00633 - 0.01990), b=3.00 (2.85 - 3.15), 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100).