Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labiobarbus: Latin, labium = lip + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Heckel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060); 4°N - 4°S
Asia: Southern Malay Peninsula (Pahang, Selangor, Endau-Rompin, Johore) and Borneo, Indonesia (Kapuas, Seruyan, Kahajan, Barito).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 108878); max. published weight: 387.60 g (Ref. 108878)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 33. Has more colorful and intense coloration than other species of the genus. The dorsal fin has a well defined black marginal stripe and a broad red submarginal stripe, and black spots at the base of the fin rays, while the caudal is black with broad red marginal stripes. The dark longitudinal stripes on the body are basically similar to those of L. leptocheila, but are invariably well defined and relatively intense. In specimens from black waters, stripes are very intense and extend to all scale rows on side of body below lateral line. Humeral and peduncular spots absent (Ref. 7424).
Found in clear to black waters and never to rarely in extremely or slightly muddy waters. Feeds on detritus and insect larvae (Ref. 56749).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 1993. Systematic revision of the Southeast Asian cyprinid fish genus Labiobarbus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 41(2):315-329. (Ref. 7424)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00502 - 0.01510), b=3.01 (2.85 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.1 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .