Scaphognathops stejnegeri (Smith, 1931)
photo by Warren, T.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Branched dorsal rays 13-15; branched anal rays 6; narrow mouth with narrow and slender jaw (width 8-10% in head length); fleshy lower lips; pale orange caudal fin in life.
Biology:  Occurs in large river habitats (Ref. 12693). Inhabits deep slow reaches during dry season (Ref. 37769). Found in rapid-running mountain streams (Ref. 12975). Not known to migrate, but may probably leave main stream for flooded forests during the periods of high-water. Has not been found in any impoundments. Omnivorous, feeding on detritus and algae along with worms, crustaceans and insects. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 February 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.06.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.08.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.08.01

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