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Cyprinus megalophthalmus  Wu et al., 1963

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Cyprinus: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Asia: Yunnan, China.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45623)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body silver gray on sides, white on abdomen and fins light yellow; black in front of lip; scales above lateral line with crescent black spots. Barbels 1 or 2 pairs and rostral one less developed or degenerated.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in the upper and middle layers of the lake along the shore and in winter it stays in deep places of water. Feeds on plankton, small fishes, shrimps and algae. Spawns in May and June mainly at the bottom sides of rocks in shallow clear water (Ref. 45563).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Chu, X.L., Y. Chen et al., 1989. The fishes of Yunnan, China. Part I Cyprinidae. Science Press, Beijing, China, 377 p. (Ref. 38630)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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