Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Crossocheilus: Greek krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - ? ; dH range: 5 - ?; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)
Asia: Mekong basin to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Presence of a black stripe running from head to an enlarged blotch at caudal-fin base, not extending onto the fin itself; 10 predorsal scales; large maxillary and rostral barbels; 18-20 gill rakers on first arch (Ref. 12693).
Occurs usually in large rivers with turbid water, often found under floating houses, logs, boats (Ref. 43281). Found at bottom depths of rivers. Probably moves into the floodplains during high water periods and may spawn there. Feeds on algae, periphyton, phytoplankton and some zooplankton. Used for prahoc or nuoc mam (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00282 - 0.01229), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.20 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 (18 of 100) .