Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gyrinocheilidae
Etymology: Gyrinocheilus: Greek, gyrinos = tadpole + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Large tubercles on sides of head in larger specimens; dark spot just behind spiracle; all fins strongly spotted; 10 branched dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 12693).
Asia: Mekong basin.
Found on solid surfaces in flowing waters (Ref. 12693). Occurs in riffle and rapids during the dry season (Ref. 37769). Feeds on aquatic chlorophytes (Ref. 37769). Large adults are often seen in the markets of the upland Mekong (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R. and M. Kottelat, 1993. Revision of the Southeast Asian freshwater fish family Gyrinocheilidae. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):375-383. (Ref. 13074)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00415 - 0.02764), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .