Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Acrossocheilus: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, krossos = tassel, fringe (Ref. 45335); xamensis: Named for its type locality, Nam Xam.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57459)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all species of the genus known from Vietnam, Laos and southern China (Yunnan, Guangdong, Hainan) by the following combination of characters: number of lateral line scales; number of scales between dorsal-fin origin and belly; lower lip with a broad interruption, greater than half of mouth width; horny sheath on lower jaw sharp, broad, almost straight anteriorly; last simple dorsal-fin ray bony, strong, with 20 serrae along posterior margin (Ref. 36949). Body with a faint stripe and a dark blotch at caudal base; 33-35 scales along lateral line, 2 on the caudal fin (Ref. 43281).
Asia: Nam Xam basin, Laos. Expected to occur in Viet Nam (Ref. 44416). Reported from Yunnan, China (Ref. 57459).
Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00390 - 0.02229), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .