Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)
Has a flat belly; mouth horse-shoe-shaped, very small (width 4-5 times in head width) and quite distant from the tip of the snout; a single simple ray in pelvic and pectoral fins (Ref. 27732); 10-pelvic fins with 10-11 branched rays; lower lip smooth; anus closer to anal origin than to pelvic base (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits high gradient streams and rivers. Typically found in shallow fast water over bedrock and cobble substrates (Ref. 12693). Occurs in rapid-running mountain streams of the middle Mekong (Ref. 12975). Feed on small benthic animals, primarily insect larvae. Not fished commercially (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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00256 - 0.01420), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).