Hypsibarbus malcolmi  (Smith, 1945)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Hypsibarbus: Greek, hypsi = high + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 5. Upper body dark and greenish (Ref. 37768); 7-8 gill rakers on first arch (Ref. 12693).

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Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Khlong basins and Malay Peninsula (Ref. 26580). Usually absent from the lowland parts of the Mekong, although it can be found in rapidly flowing tributaries to the lower Mekong (Ref. 12693).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in midwater to bottom depths in large and medium-sized rivers. Found in large rivers in the dry season and moves to medium-sized rivers in the wet season. Usually found over coarse substrate. Has not persisted in any impoundments. Its gut is usually full of fine matter with occasional insect exoskeleton. Breeds at the end of the rainy season, as the water levels fall, young of the year 2 cm length appear in February to March. Marketed fresh and also seen in the aquarium trade (Ref.12693).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00504 - 0.02277), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.