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: Poropuntius: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, punctum = marked with points (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Nam Ma basin in Laos, Red River basin in northern Viet Nam (Ref. 43281), and Mekong basin in Yunnan, China (Ref. 38630).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
With 14 predorsal scales; body slender, depth 3.5-3.8 times in SL; caudal peduncle 1.7-1.9 times longer than deep; length of stiff part of last simple dorsal ray less than body depth at dorsal origin; marginal caudal stripes grey, rest of fin hyaline (Ref. 43281).
Maximum length reaches up to at least 13 cm SL (Ref. 43281).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1998. Review of the tropical Asian cyprinid fish genus Poropuntius, with descriptions of new species and trophic morphs. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 46:105-135. (Ref. 35912)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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 (0.00375 - 0.02544), b=2.98 (2.75 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .