Cyclocheilichthys heteronema (Bleeker, 1854)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins, Malay Peninsula, Borneo.
Diagnosis:  Lateral line tubes simple; maxillary barbel branched (fimbriate); body coloration plain (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Inhabits rivers over muddy substrate as well as forest streams (Ref. 56749). Occur near the bottom of large rivers. Typically found in the middle Mekong during the dry season and moves into flooded forest during high water periods. Little is known about its biology. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693, 57235).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 January 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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