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: isthmus: The specific name is from the Latin 'isthmus' (narrow passage or neck of land), in reference to the narrow black bars on the body,. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78741)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 29 - 31. Differs from other congeners by having subinferior mouth, with a narrow lower jaw whose tip is angulous in ventral view. Can be further differentiated by the presence of small black mark immediately in front of anus with scattered chromatophores near it, visible in lateral view; lacking or very faintly marked bar 1; simple dorsal-fin rays black, black mark not reaching the first branched ray, rest of fin hyaline; posterior margin of last simple dorsal-fin ray with 22-26 serrae; bars narrow, width of bar 5 equal to ½ or less lateral row scale (Ref. 78741).
Occurs in lakes and large permanent water bodies in the floodplain. Caught in water column together with Hyalobagrus flavus (Bagridae), Pseudeutropius brachypopterus, P. moolenburghae (Schilbeidae) and Gymnochanda filamentosa (Ambassidae) (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. 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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00628 - 0.03819), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), 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) .