Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Balitoridae  
 Genus Hemimyzon  
  Hemimyzon formosanus  (Boulenger, 1894) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms:Hemimyzon formosanumHomaloptera formosana  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999)
Character: Snout short, wider than depth. Mouth inferior, arched; three rostral fold in front of mouth. Four maxillary barbells in a row, two pairs of mandibular barbells at corner of mouth. Body moderately thin, moderately elongated, posterior laterally compressed; ventral profile horizontal to origin of anal; dorsal slightly arched. Scales tiny, ventral surface of head, thorax and abdomen naked; lateral line scales complete. L.l.:67-72; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pectoral fin rays:10-13+10-14; pelvic fin rays:4-5+9-10; anal fin rays:2+5. Pectoral and pelvic fins laterally expanded; pelvic fin base separated; anus near anal fin origin; caudal fin forked, lower lobe longer than upper. Dorsal fin origin slightly behind pelvic fin origin. Brownish. irregularly dark blotches along back. Black stripes on dorsal and caudal fins. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, lives in moderately fast running water of middle and low elevation. Benthic. Polyphagia, feed on aquatic insects and diatom on rock. 
Distribution: Endemic to western portion of Central Mountain Range (CMR) of Taiwan. 
Name Code: 380991
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