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Thryssocypris tonlesapensis  Roberts & Kottelat, 1984

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Thryssocypris: Greek, thrissa, -es = shad + Greek, Kypris, other name for Aphrodite, proceeding from Cyprus (Kypris), Greek, kyprinos = carp (Ref. 45335);  tonlesapensis: From Tonle Sap, the enormous permanent backwater of the lower Mekong, into which the Prek Tamen and Prek Tasom flow (Ref. 31464).   More on author: Roberts, Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; pelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: endemic to the Mekong basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31464)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16; Vertebrae: 43 - 44. Immediately distinguished from T. smaragdinus by its much smaller head, more numerous scales (44-46 in lateral line series versus 36-39), and more numerous anal fin rays (151/2 - 161/2 versus 121/2 - 141/2). The very striking difference in size of the pharyngeal jaws of tonlesapensis, the linear dimensions of which are only about half as great as in T. smaragdinus, is much greater than would be expected if this difference were due only to the difference in head size, since the head is only about 20% longer in T. smaragdinus. Gill rakers on first gill arch 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found near the water surface. Highest numbers mainly in the tidal zone of large deltaic branches of the lower Mekong. Feeds on insect larvae. Sometimes seen in the markets, but usually used for making prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).

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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




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00301 - 0.01323), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 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 vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.