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Acrossocheilus paradoxus (Gunther, 1868)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Acrossocheilus  
  Acrossocheilus paradoxus    (Günther, 1868) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Acrossocheilus formosanus Acrossocheilus invirgatus Acrossocheilus labiatus Barbus matsudai Barbus paradoxus Gymnostomus formosanus Gymnostomus labiatus Leuciscus labiatus Lissocholichthys matsudai   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999); 臺灣淡水魚類-壹 鯉形目(陳&張, 2005)
Character: Head moderately large. Snout short. Eye large, on upper side of head. Mouth moderately large, broad, at lower tip of snout; lip thick. Body elongated, slightly compressed, belly rounded; dorsal profile slightly arched; ventral profile horizontal to anus. Two pairs of barbels, maxillary barbels are longer than mandibular barbels at corner of mouth. Scales cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:39-42; dorsal fin rays:3+8; anal fin rays:3+5. Pelvic fin origin at midline between snout tip and caudal peduncle end; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pectoral and pelvic fins at lower side of body; caudal fin forked. Dark olive dorsally, side and belly silvery white. 7 vertically dark stripes on side, the younger, the more conspicuous. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers running water with higher dissolved oxygen at higher and middle reaches. Polyphagia, feeds on diatom and aquatic insects. 
Distribution: Endemic to western portion of Taiwan, had been introduced to eastern portion. 
Utility: Popular with angling. Eggs toxic. 
Name Code: 380997
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Acrossocheilus paradoxus (Günther , 1868)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Acrossocheilus: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, krossos = tassel, fringe (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Günther .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 6898 ).   Subtropical; 15°C - 25°C (Ref. 13614 ); 25°N - 22°N, 120°W - 123°E

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Updated: 2020-01-25 04:39:10 gmt
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