Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Araiocypris: Name from Greek 'araios' for thin, slender, weak and 'Cypris', one of the names of Aphrodite and common suffix for cyprinid genera. Gender feminine.; batodes: Name Greek in origin (meaning thorny, like blackberry), in allusion to the large conical tubercles on the lower jaw of the male; noun in apposition.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75046); 3.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: soft and flexible pre-anal fin-fold extending along the ventral body surface, from pectoral region to anus; anterior and posterior nostril openings are widely separated, anterior opening at the tip of short tube (Ref. 75046).
Found in a forest creek, apparently in the Ka Longo drainage (marks the border between Vietnam and China (known as Beilun He). It is a small stream in the foothills. The specimens were collected in a shallow bay (less than 40 cm deep), with slow water current and sandy bottom, adjacent to riffles (Ref. 75046).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W. and M. Kottelat, 2008. Araiocypris Batodes, a new genus and species of cyprinid fish from Northern Vietnam (Ostariophysi:Cyprinidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56(1):101-105. (Ref. 75046)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00339 - 0.01411), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .