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: cheeya: Named for Cheeya and Beiya, two Chinese deities who hunt ghosts for Yama; 'chee' and 'bei' mean seven and eight, respectively, and 'ya' is an honorable title for a respected person. Cheeya is tall and Beiya is short; in allusion to its relatively larger size as compared to B. dorsiocellata; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Asia: Malaysia and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95539)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Brevibora cheeya is distinguished from B. dorsiocellata by the complete lateral line (25-30 perforated scales vs. 4-9), more scales along the lateral row (29-32 vs. 25-27), larger size (up to 39.0 mm SL vs. 23.0 mm SL); and larger head and prepectoral length (head length 28.5-30.0% SL, vs. 24.4-27.9; prepectoral length 29.6-32.9% SL, vs. 25.8-28.8).
Body laterally compressed, rather elongated. Head short. Snout pointed. Mouth terminal, reaching vertical of anterior orbit. Dorsal-fi n origin at highest point of body outline. Predorsal contour almost straight, with a slight depression on snout. Ventral outline slightly curved from tip of snout to the middle of caudal peduncle. Barbel, keel and tubercles absent (Ref. 86526).
The type locality is in a coastal heath forest where the habitat consists mainly of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) stands on sandy and peaty substrate; waters are tannin stained, slow flowing, and acidic (pH 4.5, measurement done in February 2009) (Ref. 65950).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Liao, T.-T. and H.H. Tan, 2011. Brevibora cheeya, a new species of cyprinid fish from Malay peninsula and Sumatra. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 59(1):77-82. (Ref. 86526)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00423 - 0.01964), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .