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Aphyocypris kikuchii (Oshima, 1919)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Aphyocypris  
  Aphyocypris kikuchii    (Oshima, 1919) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Phoxiscus kikuchii   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; roof of head flat. Snout short, blunt. Eye large. Mouth protractile, oblique; lower jaw longer than upper; lips thin. Barbels absent. Body elongated, compressed; Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line incomplete and terminate above pelvic fin origin. L.l.:10-11; dorsal fin rays:2+7; pectoral fin rays:1+13; pelvic fin rays:1+7; anal fin rays:2+7. Pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin at lower side of body; anal fin rays short, the longest distant from caudal peduncle end; caudal fin concave. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. A dark stripe on middle side from posterior margin of eye to caudal peduncle end. Each fin canary yellow. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers slow running water at lower and middle reaches, can be found in backwater of rivers, canals and ponds, especially areas rich in aquatic vegetation. Polyphagia, feeds on diatom and aquatic insects. 
Distribution: Endemic to eastern and northern portion of Taiwan. 
Utility: Small in size and poorly noticed. 
Name Code: 380998
   Chen,2012:VU   Chen,2012:VU    Endemic     
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Aphyocypris kikuchii (Oshima , 1919)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > ex-danioninae
Etymology: Aphyocypris: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, Cypris = Aphrodite (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 6898 ).   Subtropical

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