Anematichthys repasson (Bleeker, 1853)
Anematichthys repasson
photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  28 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Diagnosis:  Has a black blotch at the base of the caudal fin, which is not always distinct; rows of spots along scale rows; two pairs of barbels (Ref. 27732).
Biology:  Found in midwater to bottom levels in small rivers, canals, ponds and reservoirs (Ref. 12693). Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers (Ref. 12975). Moves out into flooded forest during high-water season. Diet consists mainly of insects with some aquatic macrophytes. Used to make prahoc. (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 January 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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