Osteochilus waandersii (Bleeker, 1853)
Osteochilus waandersii
photo by Roberts, T.R.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  27.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 189.3 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo (Ref. 27732). Reported from the Maeklong basin (Ref. 26336).
Diagnosis:  Has a well-defined black stripe along the sides from the gill opening to the end of the median caudal rays; 12-13 branched dorsal fin rays; a bright orange or red caudal, dorsal, anal and pelvic fins.
Biology:  Usually associated with clear, relatively fast flowing waters, with gravel to stony bottom (Ref. 27732). Juveniles all found in the overhanging bank vegetation and near the soft substrate banks (Ref. 34011). Moves into flooded forests adjacent to upland streams during periods of elevated water levels (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 March 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 22.04.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.04.17
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.05.96

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