Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: Hemimyzon: Greek, hemi = half + greek, myzon = to suckle (Ref. 45335). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam (including Dong Nai basin).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42935)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Pectoral fins with 10-12 simple and 10-13 branched rays; pelvic fins with 3-4 simple and 9-11 branched rays; origin of last pelvic rays 9.2-11.2% SL (Ref. 27732); distance between bases of last pelvic rays 2.2-2.4 times in body width at pectoral-fin origin (Ref. 42935).
Occurs in rapids and fast flowing water, under large stones (Ref. 43281).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .