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); ovalis: Derived from the Latin adjective 'ovum', meaning egg, and the Medieval Latin 'ovalis', meaning oval (resembling an ellipse in shape in English meaning). More on authors: Kottelat & Tan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Sarawak and Sabah (Malaysia) and Brunei.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75626)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from all congeners from Java, Sumatra and Borneo by having an oval, vertically elongated, black blotch at end of caudal peduncle (distinct in small individuals; vs. a large, rounded blotch or no blotch). Can be further differentiated by the combination of the following features: lateral line scales 32-33+2-3; presence of blackish to black distal posterior crescentic marks on body scale, with apex pointing backwards, and dark scale pockets, forming a reticulated pattern; 2 maxillary barbels, about equal to eye diameter; pectoral fin extending about 3/4 of distance to pelvic -fin origin; pelvic fin extending between anus and anal-fin origin; when folded backwards, dorsal-fin tip reaching slightly in front of vertical through anal-fin origin; and 5½ scale rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin (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)
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=0.00977 (0.00375 - 0.02544), b=2.98 (2.75 - 3.21), 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .