Henicorhynchus ornatipinnis (Roberts, 1997)
Henicorhynchus ornatipinnis
photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: known only from the Mekong basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Vertebrae: 33-35. Perhaps the smallest of the Cirrhinus; readily distinguished by its small head, short blunt snout, very deep caudal peduncle, and usually having the pectoral, pelvic, anal, but not the caudal fin red, reddish-orange, or at least rose-tinted; the pelvic and anal fins often tipped with white; barbels absent. In all other species of Cirrhinus the pectoral fins are colorless, dusky, or at most pale pink or rose-tinted (Ref. 33488).
Biology:  Seems to be restricted to marginal or temporary habitats, including roadside canals. Has never been seen in flowing water habitats. So far as known, it does not occur sympatrically with other species of the genus.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.03.00
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.03.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.01

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