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  Cyclocheilichthys apogon (Valenciennes, 1842)
  Family Name : Cyprinidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Barbel-less Chemperas, Red-eyed Barb

Barbel-less Chemperas,Red-eyed Barb
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body rhomboid, laterally compressed, and silver with black spots arranged in a longitudinal line across each scale row. Fins red, black blotch at caudal base, no barbels around mouth.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Inhabits shaded forest streams where it dwells in midwater and feeds on small aquatic invertebrates.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, restricted to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Widely distributed in Southeast Asia.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat destruction.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Has limited appeal as aquarium fish. Large specimens can be eaten.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued habitat protection in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and prevention of unauthorized collection.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Endangered (EN)
      Singapore Red Data Book 1994 status :
      Endangered (E)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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