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Syncrossus helodes  (Sauvage, 1876)

Tiger botia
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Botiinae

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce demersale; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: ? - 5; potamodromo (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 13371), preferred ?

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Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong basins; also from the northern Malay Peninsula.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 27732)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Has about 10-12 dark vertical bars on the side; a series of small, dark, vertical marks on the lower anterior part of the body above the level of the pectoral fin; a black margin and 2-3 longitudinal rows of black spots on the dorsal fin; several vertical bars or rows of spots on the caudal fin (Ref. 27732); 12-14 branched dorsal-fin rays; erect ethmoid spine never perpendicular to snout when viewed from above; small mental lobe, lower lip without papillae (Ref. 12693).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Usually found in large rivers with a muddy substrate (Ref. 27732) and also with bottom cover of rocks, logs, or even brush piles. Nocturnal or crepuscular fish. Feeds on mollusks, benthic insect larvae and worms. Moves into flooded areas during the rainy season and returns to rivers during November and December. Sometimes marketed fresh. Made into prahoc along the Tonlé Sap, Cambodia (Ref. 12693)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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