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Tor sinensis  Wu, 1977

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily

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Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35913)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Mentum long, usually reaching posteriorly to or beyond junction of upper and lower lips; soft oral structures tend to be more hypertrophied than in other Tor species, especially in larger individuals; gill rakers on lateral face of first gill arch 20-22; scales in lateral series 23-24; predorsal scales 8-10; transverse scale rows 4/1/2; vertebrae 25-27+15-16=41-43; juveniles overall silvery; pectoral, pelvic, anal, and caudal fins rosy to reddish; adults and subadults with a deep, dark midlateral stripe, body darkish above and brownish beneath; pectoral, pelvic, and caudal fins deep red (Ref. 35913).

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Asia: Mekong basin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits pools and runs over gravel and cobble in clear rivers in forest areas (Ref. 12693). Omnivorous, feeding on vegetable matter such as fruits, as well as fish, crustaceans and other invertebrates (Ref. 12693). Occasionally caught, but never in large numbers (Ref. 12693).

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Roberts, T.R., 1999. Fishes of the cyprinid genus Tor in the Nam Theun watershed (Mekong Basin) of Laos, with description of a new species. Raffles Bull. Zool. 47(1):225-236. (Ref. 35913)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00504 - 0.02277), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.47 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (58 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.