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Oto's and CAE's
Once again, with all this discussion these fish, take note that on
www.fishbase.org the following information is given. This is not a novice's
or hobbyist's website. It states there "FishBase is a relational database
with fish information to cater to different professionals such as research
scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. The FishBase 99
CD-ROM contains full information on 23,500 species and comes on 3 CD-ROMS.
It can be ordered for 95 US$ including air-mail. FishBase was developed at
the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in
collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European
Are they wrong?
<<There is a website available called fishbase (www.fishbase.org) which enable
you to find a species by common names,old scientific names etc.>>
<<Species Summary for Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
<<Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (Tirant, 1883)
<<Family: Gyrinocheilidae (Algae eaters)
<<Order: Cypriniformes (carps)
<<Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
<<English name: Siamese algae-eater
<<Distribution: Southeast Asia: middle Xe Bangfai; Mekong basin in Laos,
Yunnan, <<Thailand, Cambodia; Chao Phraya and Meklong basins (alsoTrang and
Tapi <<basins, Ref. 7050); northern Malay Peninsula.
<<Biology: Found on solid surfaces in flowing waters. Mostly herbivorous,
feeding <<largely on algae, periphyton and phytoplankton, but also takes
insect larvae or <<zooplankton. In currrent, it holds onto fixed objects with
its sucker-like mouth. For <<breathing it pumps water into the gill cavity
through a small spiracle and across <<the gills for gas exchange. Large fish
are sold in the markets, smaller ones are <<used to make prahoc.
<<Max. size: 28.0 cm SL
<<Environment: demersal, fresh; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
<<Climate Zone: tropical; 25 - 28°C
<<Importance: fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: ; aquarium: commercial;
<<Status of threat: Not in IUCN Red List
<<Main Ref: Rainboth, W.J.. 1996. (Ref. 12693)
Note that here it is referred to as siamese algae eater.