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: laterivittatus: From the Latin lateralis (meaning side, lateral) and vittatus (meaning with a strip or strips), alluding to the side of body with a longitudinal strip.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Elongated median lobe on the lower lip reaching beyond an imaginary line between the corners of the mouth (in specimens > about 7 cm SL); the upper lip rolled upwards and backwards but without median lobe; a dark brown longitudinal stripe along middle side in adults; fins red in adults and paler in juveniles, usually 3+1/2 scale rows between the lateral line and the dorsal- fin origin (Ref. 27732). Having fewer lateral line scales (25) and predorsal scales (9); eye diameter small (14.6-19.7% of HL); eyes not visible in ventral view; supero-posterior margin of dorsal deeply concave; isthmus with visible, small scales; gill rakers 19-22 (Ref. 13848).
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos and Yunnan, China.
Large adults are found in deep pools; juveniles were most frequently found in shallow areas with sandy substrate (Ref. 27732). Its meat becomes poisonous to eat after feeding on the fruits of certain trees (Ref. 43281). Reaches up to at least 60 cm SL (Ref. 27732).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, W. and G.H. Cui, 1996. A review of Tor species from the Lancangjiang River (Upper Mekong River), China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(2):131-142. (Ref. 13848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00708 (0.00344 - 0.01457), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (65 of 100) .