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: insignis: The specific name is from the Latin adjective 'insignis', meaning worth distinction, with distinctive signs, brilliant, in reference to the unique black marks on the dorsal fin. More on authors: Tan & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Kapuas drainage in Kalimantan Barat (Borneo) and Belitung Island in Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78741)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from all congeners by the following characters: simple dorsal-fin rays with black pigmentation restricted to the anterior two rays and the proximal half of the third one, fainter grey distally; and about 2/3 of the branched dorsal-fin rays (extending on the membranes in some specimens) with a row of faint black spots. Additional distinguishing characters include presence of bar 1 but faintly marked, posterior edge of last simple dorsal-fin ray with 16-21 serrae, width of bar 5 equal to 1-1 ½ lateral row scales, presence of small and distinct black mark immediately in front of anus, visible in lateral view, head length 32.3-33.5% SL, 47.4-50.0% BL, predorsal length 76.4-78.8% BL; interorbital width 22-25% HL; snout slightly upturned, mouth terminal, lower jaw wide, anteriorly rounded (Ref. 78741).
Occurs usually in small streams with slow flowing water, backwaters, among overhanging roots along shores, and occasionally in swampy areas among dense vegetation (Ref. 78741). Generally inhabits quite murky and slightly acidic water, with bottom usually muddy or covered with leaf litter (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00433 - 0.02010), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .