Crossocheilus cobitis (Bleeker, 1854)
photo by Roberts, T.R.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  14.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5; dH range: 5
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Presence of a black stripe running from head to an enlarged blotch at caudal-fin base, not extending onto the fin itself; 10 predorsal scales; large maxillary and rostral barbels; 18-20 gill rakers on first arch (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Occurs usually in large rivers with turbid water, often found under floating houses, logs, boats (Ref. 43281). Found at bottom depths of rivers. Probably moves into the floodplains during high water periods and may spawn there. Feeds on algae, periphyton, phytoplankton and some zooplankton. Used for prahoc or nuoc mam (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 December 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 17.04.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.10.11
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.05.96

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