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: Crossocheilus: Greek krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - ? ; dH range: 5 - ?. Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?
Asia: Mekong basin to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Presence of a black stripe running from head to an enlarged blotch at caudal-fin base, not extending onto the fin itself; 10 predorsal scales; large maxillary and rostral barbels; 18-20 gill rakers on first arch (Ref. 12693).
Occurs usually in large rivers with turbid water, often found under floating houses, logs, boats (Ref. 43281). Found at bottom depths of rivers. Probably moves into the floodplains during high water periods and may spawn there. Feeds on algae, periphyton, phytoplankton and some zooplankton. Used for prahoc or nuoc mam (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00227 - 0.00840), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.20 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .