dcsimg

Comprehensive Description

    Biology
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    Occur in reservoirs and presumably in rivers (Ref. 188). Found in standing waters and large rivers. Feed on planktonic crustaceans. A nocturnal species which can be attracted to bright lights. Found in schools during the spawning season (Ref. 85859). Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 27; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 16 - 27

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    Body moderately elongate, belly keeled, with 8 to 10 + 6 to 8 scutes. Snout blunt, pre-maxillae small and toothed, prominent teeth at symphysis and along sides of lower jaw; second supra-maxilla spatulate, about half length of maxilla blade. Pectoral axillary scale less than half length of fin; last two anal fin rays forming a separate finlet.Body is yellowish to gray coloration with silver white transverse-band from gill opening to caudal peduncle (Ref. 85859).

Migration

    Migration
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    Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    Feeds during the day, mainly on zooplankton (Ref. 4225).

Threats

    Threats
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    Least Concern (LC)

Benefits

    Importance
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    fisheries: subsistence fisheries