Puntioplites proctozystron  (Bleeker, 1865)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Puntioplites: Latin, punctum = point, the point of the sword + Greek, hoplon = weapon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4792)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body color brownish with reticulated dark scale edges; 17-22 dorsal spine serrations; serrated anal spine; very dark median fins, never orange (Ref. 12693). Last simple dorsal ray not reaching caudal fin in adults; dark grey anal, caudal and dorsal fins (Ref. 43281). Origin of pelvic fin opposite to origin of dorsal fin; lateral line decurved and extending to middle of caudal peduncle (Ref. 45563).

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Asia: Maeklong, Chao Phraya and Mekong basins and Malay Peninsula.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits large, slow flowing rivers (Ref. 43281). Commonly found in standing and slowly moving water of streams, canal, ditches and reservoirs. Moves into flooded forests and marshes during high water periods. Usually occurs around submerged aquatic or inundated terrestrial vegetation where it consumes some algae but mostly insects and zooplankton. Larger fish are marketed fresh while smaller ones are used to make prahoc along the Tonlé Sap, Cambodia (Ref. 12693). Reaches more than 30 cm in length (Ref. 4792).

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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

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00656 - 0.02009), b=3.04 (2.88 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.