Biology:Siamese mud carp

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Siamese mud carp
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Labeoninae
Genus: Henicorhynchus
H. siamensis
Binomial name
Henicorhynchus siamensis
Sauvage, 1881
  • Crossocheilus reba Smith, 1945
  • Morara siamensis Sauvage, 1881
  • Aspidoparia siamensis (Sauvage, 1881)
  • Cirrhinus siamensis (Sauvage, 1881)
  • Gymnostomus siamensis (Sauvage, 1881)
  • Tylognathus siamensis de Beaufort, 1927
  • Tylognathus brunneus Fowler, 1934
  • Tylognathus entmema Fowler, 1934
  • Cirrhinus marginipinnis Fowler, 1937
  • Cirrhina sauvagei Fang, 1942
  • Crossocheilus thai Fowler, 1944

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.[2] It is very common in floodplains during the wet season and migrates upstream in the Mekong starting in Cambodia.[3]

Map showing the course of the Mekong River.

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

Mekong River, prime habitat of the Siamese mud carp.

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Wikidata ☰ Q3760710 entry