Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Torinae
Etymology: Neolissochilus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lissos = smooth + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on author: Day.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Myanmar through Thailand and possibly to the Cardamon Range, Cambodia (Ref. 12693). Known from Salween, Maeklong, Chao Phraya, Mekong and Peninsular and Southeast Thailand river systems (Ref. 26336). Present in Dakrong River, Viet Nam (Ref. 89722).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
Has 9 branched dorsal-fin rays; presence of black lateral stripe (Ref. 12693); smooth and non-osseous last simple dorsal ray; large patch of tubercles on side of snout and below eye; post-labial groove interrupted medially; color in life bronze back and silvery belly (Ref. 43281).
Adults inhabit clear forested streams and rivers (Ref. 12693). They occur in swift flowing streams (Ref. 43281). Disappear when human activities degrade aquatic habitats, as seen in other members of the genus (Ref. 12693). Are predators primarily, but also feed on some types of plant matter, particularly fruits (Ref. 12693).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00933 (0.00433 - 0.02010), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), 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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .