Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Mylopharyngodon  
  Mylopharyngodon piceus    (Richardson, 1846) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms: Barbus tonkinensis Leucisculus fuscus Leuciscus aethiops Leuciscus dubius Leuciscus piceus Myloleuciscus aethiops Myloleuciscus atripinnis Myloleucus aethiops Mylopharyngodon aethiops Mylopharyngodon pisceus   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 moderately large, roof of head broad. Snout short, blunt. Eye moderately large, interorbital space broad. Mouth large; upper jaw longer than lower, posterior end of upper jaw reaches anterior margin of eye. Body elongated, anterior cylindrical, posterior laterally compressed, belly rounded. Scales large, cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:39-44; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pectoral fin rays:1+16-18; pelvic fin rays:2+8; anal fin rays:3+8-9. Dorsal fin origin above pelvic fin origin; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pelvic fins at lower side of body; anal fin origin at midline between pelvic fin origin and caudal fin origin; caudal fin forked. Olive brown dorsally, side and belly grayish white. All fins dark grayish. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers large, slow-flowing or standing water bodies, demersal. Carnivorous, feeds mainly on snails, aquatic insects and crustaceans. 
Distribution: Wildly distributed to eastern Asia, from Vietnam to Siberia. Populations of Taiwan were introduced. 
Utility: Aquaculture and gamefish. 
Name Code: 381018
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