Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Mekong, Salween and Chao Phraya basins; also from the northern Malay Peninsula.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857); common length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)
soft rays: 8. Has a prominent midlateral stripe on the body; two pairs of barbels, with the anterior (rostral) barbels extending at most to posterior margin of eye (Ref. 27732).
Occurs in rivers and swamps (Ref. 57235). Usually associated with standing or slow-flowing, shallow waters (Ref. 27732). Abundant in flooded rice-paddies, canals and ditches. Avoids large rivers and only moves from temporarily inundated habitats if necessitated by seasonal habitat disappearance . Moves into seasonally inundated areas as soon as they are flooded. Feeds on zooplankton, terrestrial insects and aquatic insect larvae. Occasionally sold fresh and used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693, 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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .