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Siamese mud carp

Siamese mud carp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Henicorhynchus
Species: H. siamensis
Binomial name
Henicorhynchus siamensis
Sauvage, 1881

The Siamese mud carp (Henicorhynchus siamensis) is a species of freshwater cyprinid fish, a variety of Asian carp native to the Mekong and Chao Phraya Rivers in Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.[1] It is very present in floodplains during the wet season and migrates upstream in the Mekong starting in Cambodia.[2]

Map showing the course of the Mekong River.

The Siamese mud carp has locally commercial use both as food and in the aquarium trade.

Mekong River, prime habitat of the Siamese mud carp.

Local names:

  • Thai: Pla soi khao (ปลาสร้อยขาว, pronounced )
  • Laotian: ປາຊວຍ
  • Khmer: ~ Trey riel tob
  • Vietnamese: Cá linh thùy .

References

  1. ^ "Siamese mud carp". fishbase.org. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Siamese mud carp". Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
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