Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Malay Peninsula, Chao Phraya and Mekong basins (Ref. 26580) and Maeklong basin (Ref. 26336).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
Has 33-42 gill rakers on the first gill arch (Ref. 12693); 56-64 lateral line scales; the lateral line usually discontinuous; the dorsal profile almost arched as the ventral profile (Ref. 27732).
Occurs in shallow depths of large rivers (Ref. 12693). Found in slow flowing large rivers (Ref. 43281). Forms schools; often harvested in large numbers throughout its range. Feeds on zooplankton and occasionally on insects. Goes into flooded forests when water level is high and returns to the mainstream after the water level declines considerably (Ref. 12693). Spawning occurs at the onset of the flood season (May to July) and the eggs and larvae are swept downstream and out onto the flooded areas (Ref. 37770). Sometimes marketed fresh, but often used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00290 - 0.01310), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.43 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100).