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: furvus: The specific name is from the Latin adjective 'furvus' (dark black, dusky), in reference to the dusky overall appearance of the fish. More on authors: Tan & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78741)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 30. Differs from all congeners by having a wide, very conspicuous and contrasted black bars on the body (width of bar 5 equal to 1½ to 2 lateral row scales). Additional distinguishing characters of this species include bar 1 on snout conspicuous, simple dorsal-fin rays black throughout its length, black pigmentation sometimes reaching the interradial membrane before first branched ray, posterior tip of dorsal fin with a distinct black mark which appears as part of 6, pectoral fin with black upper margin; simple anal-fin rays black on their entire length in adults; all fins dusky with scattered chromatophores on all rays; posterior edge of last simple dorsal-fin ray with 17-21 serrae; presence of a small and distinct black mark immediately anterior to anus, visible in lateral view; mouth terminal with lower jaw wide and anteriorly rounded (Ref. 78741).
This is the only member of the genus Eirmotus which occurs in the black waters of peat swamp forest. Encountered only in deep inside the forested area in a less disturbed portion (Ref. 78741).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tan, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2008. Revision of the cyprinid fish genus Eirmotus, with description of three new species from Sumatra and Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 56(2):423-433. (Ref. 78741)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00451 - 0.02020), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, 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) .