Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Crossocheilus: Greek krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); atrilimes: From the Latin ater (black) and limes (a narrow and elongate space). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Mekong Basin in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, and Chao Phraya basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111297); max. published weight: 32.70 g (Ref. 111297)
Conspicuous black mid-lateral stripe from tip of snout to end of median caudal rays; usually 1 or 2 rows of faint dots along scale rows below lateral stripe; 11/2-2 scale rows between anus and anal origin (Ref. 43281); body depth 23.8-26.4 %SL; a single pair of barbels (Ref. 36949).
Usually associated with clear, relatively fast waters with gravel or boulders (Ref. 43281). Crossocheilus atrilimes and C. oblongus sometimes occur in syntopy, but C. oblongus is collected in swift water, in rapids and torrents, whereas C. atrilimes is found in somewhat quieter habitats (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82. (Ref. 36949)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00364 - 0.01199), b=3.09 (2.93 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .