Puntigrus partipentazona (Fowler, 1934)
Puntigrus partipentazona
photo by WWF Thailand-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7; dH range: 12
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins; also the Mae Khlong basin (Thailand), the Malay Peninsula, and coastal streams of south-east Thailand and Cambodia.
Diagnosis:  Presence of 3 broad black bars on body, a 4th across the eye; lacks anterior maxillary ("rostral") barbels; lateral line incomplete with pores on first 7-10 scales (Ref. 12693); a black blotch at dorsal fin base; last simple dorsal ray serrated posteriorly (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Inhabits midwater to bottoms depths of small streams and weedy impoundments. Most abundant in impoundments with dense growth of aquatic macrophytes. Feeds mainly on zooplankton, along with some aquatic insect larvae and plant matter (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 April 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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