Hypsibarbus lagleri Rainboth, 1996
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to the middle Mekong basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Body very compressed; upper transverse scale count 6; fins not colored (Ref. 37768). Has 9-10 gill rakers on lower arm of first arch; 5 horizontal scale rows between lateral line and mid-dorsal scale row at dorsal-fin origin (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Occurs in large rivers in the dry season and moves to medium-sized rivers in the wet season. Found at midwater to bottom depths in clear water. May move into flooded forest habitats immediately adjacent to rivers, but does not occur over fine-grained sediments, preferring rocks instead. Not known to thrive in impoundments. Feeds on zooplankton, worms and algae. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 19 February 2011 (A3c) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.06.97
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 05.10.00
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.08.01

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