Neolissochilus stracheyi (Day, 1871)
photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  60 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar through Thailand and possibly to the Cardamon Range, Cambodia (Ref. 12693). Known from Salween, Maeklong, Chao Phraya, Mekong and Peninsular and Southeast Thailand river systems (Ref. 26336). Present in Dakrong River, Viet Nam (Ref. 89722).
Diagnosis:  Has 9 branched dorsal-fin rays; presence of black lateral stripe (Ref. 12693); smooth and non-osseous last simple dorsal ray; large patch of tubercles on side of snout and below eye; post-labial groove interrupted medially; color in life bronze back and silvery belly (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Adults inhabit clear forested streams and rivers (Ref. 12693). They occur in swift flowing streams (Ref. 43281). Disappear when human activities degrade aquatic habitats, as seen in other members of the genus (Ref. 12693). Are predators primarily, but also feed on some types of plant matter, particularly fruits (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.05.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 25.05.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.06.96

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