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Megalobrama amblycephala Yih, 1955
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Megalobrama  
  Megalobrama amblycephala    Yih, 1955 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Megalobrama amblvcephala   details
Citation: 臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999)
Character: Head small, laterally compressed, pointed. Snout short. Eye large. Mouth small, protractile, slightly oblique, arched. Body compressed, body depth high; dorsal and ventral profile arched; keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anal fin origin. Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:50-58; dorsal fin rays:III, 7; pectoral fin rays:1+14-19; pelvic fin rays:1+8; anal fin rays:3+27-32. Pectoral fin end close to pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin at lower side of body; anal fin base long; caudal fin forked. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. All fins grayish. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers deep pools with slow running or still water, can be found in lakes, impoundments and backwaters of rivers. Herbivorous, feeds on water vegetation. 
Distribution: Distributed to lakes of Yangtze River. Had been introduced to Taiwan and can be found in lakes and ponds of southern Taiwan. 
Utility: Used to be aquacultured in early years. 
Name Code: 381015
  
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Megalobrama amblycephala   Yih, 1955

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cultrinae
Etymology: Megalobrama: Greek, megalos = great + old French breme, bresme, a fresh water fish; 1460 (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 6898 ).   Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 13614 ); 32°N - 23°N

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Asia: middle reaches of Yangtze River, mainland China. Found in Newshan Lake (a bay of Liangzi Lake with an area of 256 sq km) and Yuli Lake (Ref. 9017 ).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13614 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 25 - 27. Black gray in the back, silver white in the stomach. Several vertical black strips in the side. Green gray colored in all fins (Ref. 33303 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Utilized for food (Ref. 89718 ).

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Zhu, S.-Q. , 1995. Synopsis of freshwater fishes of China. Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing House i-v + 1-549. (Ref. 45679 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

  Least Concern (LC)  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: highly commercial; aquaculture: commercial FAO(Aquaculture: production ; fisheries: production ; publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00710 - 0.01226), b=3.12 (3.05 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Very high vulnerability (87 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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