Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Osteochilus: Greek, osteon = bone + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Nichols & Pope.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Laos, northern Viet Nam and southern China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111347); max. published weight: 97.10 g (Ref. 111347)
Presence of dark mid-lateral stripe from gill opening to caudal base, usually not very contrasted; in adults, faintly distinct only on posterior half of body; 10-11 branched dorsal rays; caudal fin greyish; no tubercle at tip of snout (Ref. 43281).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karnasuta, J., 1993. Systematic revision of southeastern Asiatic cyprinid fish genus Osteochilus with description of two new species and a new subspecies. Fish. Res. Bull. Kasetsart Univ. Bangkok, Thailand. No. 19:105. (Ref. 10414)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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=0.00912 (0.00472 - 0.01763), b=3.04 (2.88 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .