Sinibrama melrosei (Nichols & Pope, 1927)
photo by CAFS

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cultrinae
 Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and southern China.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 19-21. Anal fin with 20-25 1/2 branched rays; last simple dorsal ray bony; belly keeled between anal fin and pelvic fin origin (Ref. 43281). Lateral line slightly curved, in the lower part of the body, till the middle of the caudal fin. Silver white stomach with some black spots, black gray in dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 33303).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.01.00
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.10.02

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