Onychostoma alticorpus (Oshima, 1920)
Taiwan ku fish
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Asia: Taiwan (Ref. 6376) and China (Ref. 57879).
Diagnosis:  Head short and top of head convex; snout short and conical; eyes small and interorbital space wide. Dorsal fin without spine, origin of it nearer to tip of snout and opposite ahead of origin of ventral fin; base of anal fin short and its outer margin truncated.
Biology:  Inhabits rapid flowing streams.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A1acde) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 04.05.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.01.10

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