Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 8. Unculi in interorbital area, on cheeks and on nape elongated, similar in size to keels on scales; no larger ones at tip of snout and between nares. Eye diameter 14-15% HL (vs. 14-19 in B. burmanica) and 2.7-3.0 times in interorbital width (vs. 2.2-2.5 in B. burmanica); caudal peduncle 1.9-2.2 times longer than deep (3.0-4.2 times in B. burmanica and B. brucei), lateral head length 19-22% SL (vs. 23-25 in B. mysorensis) (Ref. 37826); 8 unbranched pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 12693).
Inhabits high gradient streams with boulder or bedrock substrates. Feed on benthic insects, and may ingest small amounts of phytoplankton and periphyton. Not fished commercially, but can probably be taken with dip-net and traps (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00265 - 0.01501), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.22 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .