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: Crossocheilus: Greek krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); elegans: From the Latin adjective elegans, meaning elegant.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87793)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Distinguished from all congeners by its colour pattern consisting of a blackish midlateral stripe extending from the tip of the gill opening to the middle of the base of the caudal fin, separate from the dark brown dorsum by a pale yellowish brown stripe. In all other named with a black midlateral stripe, the dorsum is olive brown, much paler than the midlateral stripe, and there is no yellow stripe between the dorsum and the black stripe (Ref. 87793).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Segama and Kinabatangan drainages in Sabah, Malaysia.
Occurs in hill-stream habitats, usually near or in the riffle zone in fast flowing waters over a rocky bottom (Ref. 87793).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and H.H. Tan, 2011. Crossocheilus elegans, a new species of fish from northern Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 59(2):195-199. (Ref. 87793)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.00977 (0.00440 - 0.02172), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .