English : Humphead bangana carp
French : Carpe à front bulbeux
Class : Teleostei
Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Large carp reaching up to 60 cm in length. Body very deep when old. Adults have a hump and a groove on its snout. Whole face brown, rest of body dark olive with brown spots on first half. Dark find with clear edges on tail.
Range and habitat
The species is found in South East Asia, in the Mekong, Maeklong and Chao Phraya basins in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Lives in large rivers and streams, and their tributaries.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is in grave danger of extinction from the construction of dams, especially in the Mekong basin. Heavily targeted by fisheries.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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