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: Albulichthys: Latin, albus = white + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 8. Adipose eyelid; last simple dorsal ray denticulated behind; small terminal mouth; 32-35 scales along the lateral line, 2-3 on caudal fin (Ref. 43281).
Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Khlong basins and Borneo.
Occurs in lowland mainstreams, marshlands and floodplains (Ref. 58784). Known from midwater to bottom levels of large rivers. Adults are common in the Great Lake and are seen sporadically downstream. Juveniles may be found as far downstream as the upper tidal zone of the Mekong delta in Viet Nam (Ref. 12693). Young individuals occur in October in the lower Mekong basin (Ref. 12975). Omnivorous (Ref. 33813), but consumes somewhat more plant than animal matter (Ref. 12693). Adults are sold fresh in markets around the Great Lake, or are cleaned and sliced in half by a single sagittal cut in preparation for salting and drying (Ref. 12693).
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .