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Zacco platypus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1846)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Zacco  
  Zacco platypus    (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Barilius acutipinnis Leuciscus macropus Leuciscus minor Leuciscus platypus Opsariichthys acanthogenys Squaliobarbus panwingi Zacco acanthogenys Zacco macrolepis Zacco macrophthalmus   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) 臺灣河川溪流的指標魚類 第一卷 初級淡水魚類(陳義雄, 2009)
Character: Head moderately large. Eye moderately large, on upper side of head. Mouth oblique; posterior end of upper jaw reaches anterior margin of eye. Body elongated, posterior laterally compressed; dorsal and ventral profile slightly arched. Barbels absent. Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete and curved above pelvic fin origin; head naked. L.l.:43-45; predorsal scales:16-18; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pelvic fin rays:1+8; anal fin rays:3+8-9. Dorsal fin origin near midline between snout tip and caudal peduncle end; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin at lower side of body; anal fin rays long, the longest reaches caudal peduncle end; caudal fin forked. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. 10 or more vertically bluish stripes on side of spawning male. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers running water at middle reaches. Occasionally form schools. Polyphagia, feeds on small aquatic animals and diatom. 
Distribution: Extensively distributed to Eastern Asia, including eastern China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Populations of Taiwan were restricted in northwestern Taiwan. 
Utility: Popular with angling and aquarium (male). 
Name Code: 381032
  
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Zacco platypus   (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > ex-danioninae
Etymology: Zacco: Because of the Zacco sword of Emperor Leo, used by the Saxons .

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical; 10°C - 22°C (Ref. 12468 )

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Asia: northern China to northern Vietnam.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5258 ); common length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are common in streams and rivers with rapid water flow, but not deep or stagnant waters. Feed on zooplankton, small crustaceans, macroscopic algae, small fish and detritus.

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Man, S.H. and I.J. Hodgkiss , 1981. Hong Kong freshwater fishes. Urban Council, Wishing Printing Company, Hong Kong, 75 p. (Ref. 5258 )

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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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00575 - 0.00955), b=3.12 (3.05 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.1   ±0.43 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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