Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Cirrhinus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe (Ref. 45335). More on author: Sauvage.
This species is synonym of Cirrhinus molitorella/i> (Valenciennes, 1844) in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870) following Zhang et al. in Yue (2000: Ref. 45621). Please send references, or more studies are needed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Chao Phraya and lower Mekong basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33488)
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Predorsal profile relatively steep; rostral barbels well developed, length more than one-half eye diameter; maxillary barbels absent. Somewhat similar to the much larger species C. molitorella, from where it differs markedly in coloration. Also, it is deeper bodied, especially anteriorly, and has a larger, more falcate anal fin, the distal end of which extends posteriorly to below posteriormost scales on caudal fin (Ref. 33488); 13-14 branched dorsal-fin rays; 65-68 gill rakers on lower arm of first arch; faint dark blotch on body above pectoral fin; smooth upper lip, lower lip weakly papillate (Ref. 12693). Body without reticulate pattern; pectoral, pelvic, anal and lower caudal lobe usually bright red (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits midwater to bottom depths of rivers, occurring in the main stem and on the floodplains, including freshwater areas that undergo tidal fluctuation. Feeds on algae, detritus and occasionally benthic invertebrates. Often marketed fresh and used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1997. Systematic revision of the tropical Asian labeon cyprinid fish genus Cirrhinus, with descriptions of new species and biological observations on C. lobatus. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 45:171-203. (Ref. 33488)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00423 - 0.01964), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.24 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .