Labiobarbus leptocheilus (Valenciennes, 1842)
Labiobarbus leptocheilus
photo by Warren, T.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong, Salween, Chao Phraya and Xe Bangfai basins; also from the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-28; Vertebrae: 34-36. Has 33-34 (usually 35-38) lateral line scales; 16-20 circumpeduncular scales; 21-28 branched dorsal rays; caudal and dorsal fins dusky, without well-defined color patterns (Ref. 27732). Body with evenly pronounced longitudinal stripes formed by a spot on each scale (Ref. 7424).
Biology:  Known from midwater to bottom depths in rivers and streams (Ref. 12693). Enters flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Found in the basin-wide tributary of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds on phytoplankton, periphyton, benthic algae, zooplankton (Ref. 12693), detritus and insect larvae (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 February 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.09.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.05.09
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.06.97

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