Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Cyclocheilichthys: Greek, kyklos = round + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672); 30°N - 10°S
Asia: Myanmar to Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 108878); max. published weight: 340.60 g (Ref. 108878)
No barbels; black blotch at caudal base; rows of black spots along scale rows (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits small streams, reservoirs, lakes (Ref. 4832), canals, ditches, and generally areas with slow moving or standing water (Ref. 12693). Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers (Ref. 12975, 57235). Stomach contents are composed of fish and insect remains (Ref. 56749). Typically found around surfaces, such as plant, leaves, branches and tree roots where it browses for small plankton and crustaceans. Moves into flooded forests and non-forested floodplains. Reported to breed late during high-water season from September to October as water levels peak and begin to decline (Ref. 12693). Found in the basin-wide tributary of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Common foodfish in markets (Ref. 57235).
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00661 - 0.01659), b=3.04 (2.91 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 3.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 682 [183, 2,114] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.13 [0.52, 3.10] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.5 [16.9, 18.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.365 [0.201, 0.682] g/100g ; Selenium = 55.2 [22.6, 103.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 52.6 [28.4, 102.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.65 [1.25, 5.14] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.