Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Akrokolioplax: Name from a combination of the Greek 'akrokolion' for extremities of the body, especially of animals (snout, ears, or trotters); and 'plax' meaning flat and broad; referring to the presence of a pair of fleshy rostral flap on the tip of the snout..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known from the upper Salween River (Nu Jiang in Chinese) basin in Yunnan (South China), Myanmar and Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); common length : 15.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 45536)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body grayish black on dorsal and sides and with cloudy stripes, abdomen grayish white; caudal fin gray and with black lower margin. Head small; snout bluntly conical; rostral skin extending downward covering upper jaw; upper lip absent; lower lip separated from lower jaw with a transverse belt in anterior part and covered with papilla; upper and lower jaws covered with thin cutting edges (Ref. 45536).
Lives near the bottom of the river and feeds mainly on detritus and filamentous algae (Ref. 28024).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, E. and M. Kottelat, 2006. Akrokolioplax, a new genus of Southeast Asian labeonine fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 1225:21-30. (Ref. 83319)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00329 - 0.01525), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .