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Metzia mesembrinum 大鱗梅氏鯿

Scientific Name:    Metzia mesembrinum    
Nomenclater:    (Jordan & Evermann, 1902)
Family:    F102  Cyprinidae
Holotype-Locality:    Kagi, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Habitats:    Fresh Water      
Economic Fish:     No
Habitats Depth:    0 - 5 M      
Aquarium Fish:     No
Poisonous Fish:    No      
Edible Fish:     No
Synonyms:    Ischikauia macrolepis, Metzia mesembrina, Rasborinus lineatus takakii, Rasborinus macrolepis, Rasborinus takakii  
Reference:    Chen IS and Fang LS (1999). The freshwater and estuaries fishes of Taiwan. National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium. Pingtung. 286 p.  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1902 陳義雄,方力行 1999 陳義雄, 張詠青, 邵廣昭 2005 
Redlist Status:    2009-04-01COA, Taiwan Redlist: Vulnerable   Not in IUCN Redlist  
Common Name in Engulish:    Large-scale lesser-bream
Chinese Name transliteration:    
Distribution in Taiwan:    West
Distribution in World:    Taiwan
Max Lenth:     8 cm
Specimen List:     ANSP49951Holotype. NMMBP01961. NMNSF00919. NMNSF00922. SU7130Holotype. SU7151Paratype.        
Characteristic:    Head small. Snout short. Eye large, interorbital space broad. Mouth superior, oblique. Body elongated, compressed; dorsal profile slightly arched; keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anus. Scales moderately large, cycloid, lateral line complete. L.l.:35-37; dorsal fin rays:2+7; pectoral fin rays:1+13-14; pelvic fin rays:1+7-8; anal fin rays:3+14-16. Anal fin base long; caudal fin forked.
Habitats:    Primary freshwater fish, prefers ecological environments similar to those of R. formosae.
Distribution:    Endemic to Taiwan, used to be found in some drainage of southwestern Taiwan.
Utility:    Non. It was believed to be extinct.



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