Amblyrhynchichthys micracanthus Ng & Kottelat, 2004
Amblyrhynchichthys micracanthus
photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  19.67 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya, Mae Khlong and Tapi river drainages in Indochina.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from its only congener, Amblyrhynchichthys truncatus, in possessing a more truncate snout (straight vs. gently rounded lateral profile), shorter dorsal spine (15.5-25.7% SL vs. 26.7-29.9), smaller eye when similar-sized individuals of larger than ca. 7 cm SL are compared (28.7-34.9% HL vs. 32.7-36.3) and fewer gill rakers (34-37 vs. 39-40) (Ref. 55878).
Biology:  Inhabits mainly rivers, with juvenile occasionally entering swamps and flooded fields and feeds mainly on periphyton (Ref. 55878).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 February 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.11.05

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