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: Epalzeorhynchos: Greek, epalzes, -es, -es = curative + Greek, rhyngchos = snout.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 15. Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13371)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7020)
Asia: Chao Phraya basin, Thailand. Reported from the Mekong basin (Ref. 37773).
Inhabits mainstream rivers and floodplains (Ref. 58784). Omnivorous, feeding on plant matter and small benthic animal (Ref. 58784). Tens of thousands of specimens are exported annually from Thailand for the ornamental trade, all now captive bred (Ref. 12217). Aquarium keeping: solitary, adults are territorial and may 'bully' other fish; minimum aquarium size 120 cm (Ref. 51150).
Yang, J.-X. and R. Winterbottom, 1998. Phylogeny and zoogeography of the cyprinid genus Epalzeorhynchos Bleeker (Cyprinidae: Ostariophysi). Copeia 1998(1):48-63.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquaculture: commercial; aquarium: highly commercial
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (-0.15112 - 0.16346), b=3.05 (2.96 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.34 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 (23 of 100) .