Thynnichthys thynnoides (Bleeker, 1852)
Thynnichthys thynnoides
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo (Ref. 43281). Reported from the Maeklong river (Ref. 26336).
Diagnosis:  No Lips; plain silvery body (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occurs in large rivers, canal, oxbows and floodplains. Microphagous, feeds mainly on phytoplankton and periphyton with lesser amounts of bottom algae and small zooplankton. Migrates for spawning to the floodplains when water level is high. Young of the year are caught as they begin to return to the rivers in October. In the Tonle Sap, adults make nearly all of the October catch, with larger and larger proportions of young in subsequent months. Use to make prahoc and nuoc mam (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 April 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.01.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.09.04
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 02.05.96

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