Spinibarbus caldwelli (Nichols, 1925)
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  32.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and China.
Diagnosis:  Having a forward directed spine in front of dorsal fin origin; anal fin with 5 1/2 branched rays; post-labial groove interrupted in middle; conspicuous crescent shaped marks on each scale and large black blotch on dorsal fin of juveniles; black margin on dorsal fin of adults, often also on caudal and anal fins (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Adults occur in swift waters (Ref. 43281).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 September 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Wang, Shen-Shih - 03.04.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.08.14
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 25.05.12

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