Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: Hemimyzon: Greek, hemi = half + greek, myzon = to suckle (Ref. 45335); ecdyonuroides: From the body form resembling the rheophilous mayfly Ecdyonurus (Heptageniidae, Ephemeroptera); an adjective. More on authors: Freyhof & Herder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: River Pako, in the headwaters of the River Sesan, a tributary of Se Kong, itself a tributary of Mekong.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42935)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. One barbel-shaped papilla at the corner of mouth; pelvic fins not fused; distance between last pelvic-fin rays 2.7-4.0 times in body width at pelvic-fin origin; 13-14/10-12 pectoral-fin rays; 6-7/10-13 pelvic-rays and 59-64+1-2 lateral line scales (Ref. 42935).
Collected from a small river about 60 m wide, with a succession of rapids over rocks and deep pools over sandy bottom. Caught in rapids with a current velocity exceeding 1 m/s with other rheophilous fish (species of Garra, Annamia, Hemimyzon, Homaloptera, Schistura, and Nemacheilus (Ref. 42935).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and F. Herder, 2002. Records of Hemimyzon in Vietnam, with the description of a new species (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(1):53-58. (Ref. 42935)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00222 - 0.01301), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .