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: Lobocheilos: Latin, lobus = lobe + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Indonesia in Java; occurrence in Sumatra needs confirmation (Ref. 75626). Recorded from Sarawak, Borneo in Malaysia (Ref. 57780).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
soft rays: 8. Differs from congeners from Java, Sumatra and Borneo by the combination of following features: lateral line scales 30-31+2-3; absence of black blotch on end of caudal peduncle; specimens about 10 cm SL with faint midlateral stripe, posteriorly slightly more distinct, extending on median caudal rays; presence of crescentric mark (apex pointing backwards) on posterior half of exposed scales; 4 barbels in about 13 cm SL specimens, mandibullary ones about smaller than eye diameter, snout ones minute, barely distinct, larger in adults; pectoral fin extending about ¾ of distance to pelvic -fin origin; pelvic fin extending between anus and anal-fin origin; dorsal-fin tip reaching extending vertical through anal-fin origin, when folded backwards; scale rows between lateral line and dorsal fin origin 5½; and arched sheath edge of lower jaw (Ref. 75626).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and H.H. Tan, 2008. A synopsis of the genus Lobocheilos in Java, Sumatra and Borneo, with descriptions of six new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(1):27-58. (Ref. 75626)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)); Date assessed: 08 January 2019
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00304 - 0.01311), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .