Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Cyprinus: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335). More on author: Lacepède.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and China (Ref. 43281). Amur to Red River drainages (Ref. 57778).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Body silvery with red pelvic, anal and lower caudal lobe (Xiangkhouang stock) or grey (Louang Phabang stock, Laos). Last simple anal ray bony and serrated posteriorly; with 4 barbels; branched dorsal rays 18-22.5 (Ref. 43281).
Found in freshwater, but tolerant to slightly brackish water (Ref. 82587).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00550 - 0.02508), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 150 [67, 326] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.497 [0.260, 0.898] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.9 [15.7, 18.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.599 [0.262, 1.415] g/100g ; Selenium = 3.52 [1.17, 11.58] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 78 [19, 291] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.84 [1.11, 3.22] mg/100g (wet weight);