Oxygaster pointoni (Fowler, 1934)
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  15.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 27-31. Has 24-28 branched anal rays; a submarginal stripe only in the upper caudal-fin lobe (Ref. 27732).
Biology:  Occurs at the surface in medium-sized rivers. Diet is probably similar to O. anomalura including chironomids and small mollusks. Rarely seen at fish markets.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 (A2ce) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.05.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.07.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.07.01

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