Cirrhinus caudimaculatus (Fowler, 1934)
photo by FAO

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  26.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 198.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya basin in Thailand (Ref. 33488) and TonlĂ© Sap, Cambodia (Ref. 33813).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 32. Differs from Cirrhinus lobatus in having a dark round spot on the caudal peduncle; it is small, small-headed species, often (but not always) with a strongly projecting snout not observed in other species.
Biology:  Found at bottom depths in canals, ditches and small streams in large river floodplains. Migrates up small rivers and streams and out onto floodplains. Feeds on phytoplankton, periphyton, benthic algae, detritus and some zooplankton. Most likely used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.06.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.04.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.08.01

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