Cirrhinus rubirostris Roberts, 1997
Cirrhinus rubirostris
photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  17.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from the Tenasserim River basin of southeastern Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Vertebrae: 35. Cirrhinus rubirostris differs from all other Cirrhinus in having both sexes with well developed rostral tubercles, and rostral tubercles and snout pinkish or rosy red. Rostral barbels absent, maxillary barbels present.
Biology:  Inhabit rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 November 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 03.03.00
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.01

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