Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Akrokolioplax: Name from a combination of the Greek 'akrokolion' for extremities of the body, especially of animals (snout, ears, or trotters); and 'plax' meaning flat and broad; referring to the presence of a pair of fleshy rostral flap on the tip of the snout..
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); common length : 15.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 45536)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body grayish black on dorsal and sides and with cloudy stripes, abdomen grayish white; caudal fin gray and with black lower margin. Head small; snout bluntly conical; rostral skin extending downward covering upper jaw; upper lip absent; lower lip separated from lower jaw with a transverse belt in anterior part and covered with papilla; upper and lower jaws covered with thin cutting edges (Ref. 45536).
Asia: known from the upper Salween River (Nu Jiang in Chinese) basin in Yunnan (South China), Myanmar and Thailand.
Lives near the bottom of the river and feeds mainly on detritus and filamentous algae (Ref. 28024).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, E. and M. Kottelat, 2006. Akrokolioplax, a new genus of Southeast Asian labeonine fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 1225:21-30. (Ref. 83319)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00240 - 0.01657), b=3.19 (2.96 - 3.42), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .