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Mekongina erythrospila  Fowler, 1937

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Mekongina: From the Mekong river.   More on author: Fowler.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

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Asia: Mekong basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Has the upper lip not separated from the snout by a rostral groove; no mental disc; no barbels; no rostral lobe; 10 branched dorsal rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rapidly flowing water in medium and large-sized rivers (Ref. 12693). Inhabits slower deeper reaches during dry-season (Ref. 37769). Prefers rocky stretches with rapids and a fast-flowing current (Ref. 37770). Feeds on aquatic chlorophytes (Ref. 37769 ), periphyton and phytoplankton (Ref. 12693). Migrates in big schools, comprising several hundred fish, usually together with other cyprinids and loaches such Hypsibarbus spp., Scaphognathops spp., Cirrhinus siamensis and Botia modesta (Ref. 37770). Sold fresh, sometimes dried or salted (Ref. 12693).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00449 - 0.01691), b=2.99 (2.83 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.