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: Poropuntius: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, punctum = marked with points (Ref. 45335). More on author: Vaillant.
The current genus of the species is unclear in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883) (valid species and synonyms are not allocated the same current accepted name).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Forward directed spine in front of dorsal origin; lower lip very thick, with complete post-labial groove; 4 faint, incomplete bars in juveniles (Ref. 43281). Deepest part of body situated in origin of dorsal fin and abdomen slightly rounded; snout blunt; barbels 2 pairs, rostral one thin and maxillary one quite thick and strong (Ref. 45536).
Length reaches to at least 40 cm SL (Ref. 43281).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R. and D. Catania, 2007. Designation of lectotypes and neotypes, systematic status, and biological remarks on Red River Cyprinidae described by Nguyen and Doan, 1969. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 55(1):85-97. (Ref. 83994)
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
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .