Temperas

Temperas

The Temperas / Beardless Barb is not a primary target for the fisherman.

Scientific name: Cyclocheilichthys apogon
Common name: Beardless Barb
Malay name: Ikan Mata Merah, Chemperas, Temperas, Cherchek, Tempua

Salient Features: Body very compressed, Scales small and silvery. Has a small hump behind the snout, and red eyes. Black spot on caudal base. Ten spotted stripes running horizontally along flanks.

Preferred habitat: Jungle rivers and lakes.
Distribution: Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan
Sumatra, Borneo, Burma, Indochina

Record size: NA. Average size: 16 to 18 cm total length.
Angling records: NA

Conservation status: Common

Diet: Insects
Common baits: Worms, doughbaits (fishfeed)
Popular lures & flies: NA