Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Crossocheilus: Greek krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on author: Heckel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: widely distributed in the hill streams of the Indus drainage in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; extending also into Iranian Seistan and into the coastal drainage of Bahut Kalat in Pakistan (Ref. 33323).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103052)
Apparently prefers lakes and main river banks, and does not ascend cold-water tributaries. Primarily a lotic species feeding from epilithic growth.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reported to spawn from June to mid-July in vegetation in slow running streams, canals feeding paddy fields, and in shallow pools of water.
Kullander, S.O., F. Fang, B. Delling and E. Åhlander, 1999. The fishes of the Kashmir Valley. p. 99-167 In L. Nyman (ed.) River Jhelum, Kashmir Valley: impacts on the aquatic environment. (Ref. 33323)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00414 - 0.01268), b=3.00 (2.85 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .