Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gyrinocheilidae
Etymology: Gyrinocheilus: Greek, gyrinos = tadpole + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Large tubercles on sides of head in larger specimens; dark spot just behind spiracle; all fins strongly spotted; 10 branched dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 12693).
Found on solid surfaces in flowing waters (Ref. 12693). Occurs in riffle and rapids during the dry season (Ref. 37769). Feeds on aquatic chlorophytes (Ref. 37769). Large adults are often seen in the markets of the upland Mekong (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R. and M. Kottelat, 1993. Revision of the Southeast Asian freshwater fish family Gyrinocheilidae. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):375-383. (Ref. 13074)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00415 - 0.02764), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.25 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .