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Carassius cuvieri Temminck and Schlegel, 1846
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Carassius  
  Carassius cuvieri    Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Carassius auratus caviers Carassius auratus cuvieri Carassius carassius cuvieri   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999)
Character: Head large, broadly triangular. Snout short, blunt. Eye moderately large, interorbital space broad. Mouth arched, slightly oblique; lips thick. Body compressed, belly rounded, body depth high; dorsal profile conspicuously arched; caudal peduncle thick and short. Barbels absent. Scales cycloid, large; lateral line complete; head naked. L.l.:29-33; dorsal fin rays:IV, 15-18; pelvic fin rays:1+8; anal fin rays:III, 4-5; last simple dorsal and anal ray serrated posteriorly. Dorsal fin base long. Dorsal fin origin above pelvic fin origin; pectoral fin end reaches pelvic fin origin; pectoral and pelvic fins at lower side of body; caudal fin forked. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers slow running water at lower and middle reaches, can be found in lakes, ponds, canals, and backwaters of rivers. Polyphagia, feed on a wild range of food, including plants, diatom, crustacean and aquatic insects. Grow up ra 
Distribution: Endemic to Japan. Populations of Taiwan were introduced. 
Utility: Used as common food. 
Name Code: 381002
  
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Carassius cuvieri   Temminck & Schlegel , 1846

Japanese white crucian carp Upload your photos  and  videos
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Carassius: Latinization of , karass, karausche, European crucian carp (Ref. 45335 ) .   More on author: Temminck , Schlegel .

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate

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Asia: Japan and Taiwan.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6898 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Shen, S.C. (ed.) , 1993. Fishes of Taiwan. Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University, Taipei. 960 p. (Ref. 5193 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquaculture: commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00738 - 0.01957), b=2.99 (2.85 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.8   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .

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