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: tambra: Named for its tyle locality, the Mekong drainage. More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Java, Borneo, Malay Peninsula and the Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Median lobe on lower lip very short, with truncate posterior margin, not reaching beyond imaginary line between corners of mouth in adults, shorter in juveniles; absence of dark longitudinal stripe in adults; anal fin tip pointed (Ref. 43281). Mentum short; predorsal scales 7-10; transverse scale rows 4/1/2; total gill rakers on external face of first gill arch 16-22; vertebrae 39-43; juveniles (in Mekong basin) silvery, pelvic fins yellow with white lateral margin; adults without lateral stripe, predominantly yellowish-green in color (Ref. 35913).
Found in medium to large-sized rivers (Ref. 12975).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1999. Fishes of the cyprinid genus Tor in the Nam Theun watershed (Mekong Basin) of Laos, with description of a new species. Raffles Bull. Zool. 47(1):225-236. (Ref. 35913)
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=0.00955 (0.00426 - 0.02142), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .