Cyclocheilichthys armatus in USM Engineering Campus

Stripped carp

(source: fishbase, Compiled by SSK)

Cyclocheilichthys  armatus 
 Family: Cyprinidae
 Order: Cypriniformes
 Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
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 Max. size: 23.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment: benthopelagic; freshwater
 Climate: tropical
 Distribution: Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Xe Bangfai basins; also from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
 Diagnosis:  Has a black blotch at the base of the caudal fin (not always distinct); rows of spots along scale rows; usually one pair of barbels; 16 circumpenduncular scale rows . Usually 12-14 predorsal scales; lateral line tubes not branched; medium-sized precaudal spot; maxilary and usually rostral barbels .
 Biology: Occurs at midwater to bottom levels in rivers and streams. Individuals are sometimes found in reservoirs but occur more frequently in flowing water. Inhabits rivers during the dry season and migrates to floodplains to spawn during the rainy season. Reproduction takes place relatively late in the high-water season during September and October. Feeds on zooplankton, small crustaceans, chironomids, and other insect larvae. Fish measuring 15-20 cm are marketed fresh and small ones are used to make prahoc
 Threatened: Not in IUCN Red List  () ,
 Dangerous: harmless
 Main Ref: Roberts, T.R.. 1989.