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 acutipinnisLeuciscus macropusLeuciscus minorLeuciscus platypusOpsariichthys acanthogenysSqualiobarbus panwingiZacco acanthogenysZacco macrolepisZacco 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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