Poropuntius speleops (Roberts, 1991)
Poropuntius speleops
photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  5.79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  The only known cave fish in the genus Poropuntius. Apart from reduction of eyes and pigmentation, this species has not deviated greatly from riverine surface-dwelling species of the genus (Ref. 35912).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 February 2011 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.01.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 29.09.98

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