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 authors: Vidthayanon & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 51711). Tropical
Asia: Tham Phra Wang Daeng cave in Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51711)
soft rays: 8. Eye reduced; scales on lateral line 26-29 + 1-2; back humped behind nape; ventral profile almost as arched as dorsal profile; head conical; mouth almost terminal; and color pale grey in juveniles, pinkish with yellow hue in adults (Ref. 51711).
A cave inhabitant. Juveniles inhabit close to the cave entrance, subadults and adults occur deeper, at least 100 m from the entrance. Juveniles occupy the whole water column, from surface to bottom. Subadults and adults stay close to the bottom and midwater, usually in slow current. The stomach contents of 18 cm specimen include organic detritus, possibly bat guano, and calcareous ooze of the limestone weathering.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vidthayanon, C. and M. Kottelat, 2003. Three new species of fishes from Tham Phra Wang Daeng and Tham Phra Sai Ngam caves in northern Thailand (Teleostei: Cyprinidae and Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(2):159-174. (Ref. 51711)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
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=0.00955 (0.00432 - 0.02113), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .