Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Cirrhinus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 13.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)
Adults inhabit large streams and rivers (Ref. 41236). Also found in tanks, canals, ponds, beels and inundated fields (Ref. 4832, 94287). Primarily feed on plankton and detritus, but may also take in mud, vegetables, crustaceans and insect larvae (Ref. 4832, 94287).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menon, A.G.K., 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00666 - 0.00905), b=3.10 (3.06 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 412 [217, 834] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.6 [0.8, 2.8] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.7 [15.6, 17.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.21 [0.09, 0.47] g/100g ; Selenium = 152 [61, 366] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 31.8 [13.9, 75.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.3 [0.6, 2.1] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.