Bonylip barb

Osteochilus vittatus

Osteochilus vittatus (Bonylip barb)
Distribution
no distribution map available
least concern



Habitat
Temperature:
S18.0-28.0 °C
Salinity:
Sfresh water
Photoperiod:
S11-13 h
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
not investigated by us yet
Growth
Length:
not investigated by us yet
Weight:
not investigated by us yet
Maturity:
S0.8 years
Malformations:
Sinsufficient data
Morphology:
not investigated by us yet
Swimming
Home range:
Sinsufficient data
Depth:
S1.0-5.0+ m
Speed:
not investigated by us yet
Migration:
Spotamodromous
Type:
not investigated by us yet
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
not investigated by us yet
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
no data found yet
Organisation:
not investigated by us yet
Aggression:
Sinsufficient data
Handling
Farming frequency:
37,076 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
no data found yet
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Osteochilus vittatus
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce1

Osteochilus vittatus is an Asian freshwater tropical barb that naturally inhabits Indochina, Thailand, and Indonesia. It is a BENTHOPELAGIC fish that is usually found in large streams with slow-moving waters and muddy to sandy substrate, but also occurs in rivers, ponds, floodplains, and reservoirs. This cyprinid can be used as a biological agent to reduce the blooming of phytoplankton. Although O. vittatus has slow growth and bony meat, it has a good taste, high protein and calcium content, and a strategic value as a source of food without cholesterol, resulting in substantial economic value. It is also attractive as an ornamental fish. O. vittatus is classified as a Least Concern species by IUCN yet threats to its natural populations include overfishing, damming rivers, sand mining, habitat loss, habitat degradation (including eutrophycation), and introduction of exotic FISHES. This cyprinid can be cultured extensively or polycultured with other species, such as Cyprinus carpio, Oreochomis niloticus or Osphronemus goramy, but thereby lowering its productivity. Regarding the welfare assessment of this species, wild information for a better evaluation is still missing, especially about home range and aggregation patterns and about more specific information for eggs, larvae, fry, and spawners. Moreover, farming information about aggression, stress response, and malformations as well as more specific information for larvae, fry, and spawners is also missing.

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