Sinibrama melrosei (Nichols & Pope, 1927)
photo by CAFS

Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  18.3 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 155.4 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and southern China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 19-21. Anal fin with 20-25 1/2 branched rays; last simple dorsal ray bony; belly keeled between anal fin and pelvic fin origin (Ref. 43281). Lateral line slightly curved, in the lower part of the body, till the middle of the caudal fin. Silver white stomach with some black spots, black gray in dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 33303).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 October 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.01.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 17.07.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.10.02

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