Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cobitidae  
 Genus Misgurnus  
  Misgurnus anguillicaudatus  (Cantor, 1842) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms:Cobitis anguillicaudataCobitis fossilisCobitis fossilis mohoityMisgurnus aguillicadatusMisgurnus anguillicaudatus anguillicaudatusMisgurnus crossochilusMisgurnus fossilis anguillicaudatusMisgurnus lividusMisgurnus mizolepisMisgurnus mizolepis elongatusMisgurnus mizolepis grangeri 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 slightly compressed, shaped like a blunt awl. Snout short. Mouth inferior, arched. Five barbells, shorter than half of head length, including four maxillary barbells, one pairs of mandibular barbells at corner of mouth and two pairs of barbells on chin. Eye small, on upper side of head. Body cylindrical, elongated, posterior laterally compressed; dorsal and ventral profile horizontal. Scales tiny, cycloid, covered by mucus; head naked; lateral line unapparent. Longitudinal scales:140-170; dorsal fin rays:3+6-7; pelvic fin rays:1+6; anal fin rays:3+5. Pectoral fins end distant from pelvic fin origin; dorsal fin origin at middle between pectoral fin origin and caudal fin base; pelvic fin origin slightly behind dorsal fin origin; caudal fin rounded. Dark brownish dorsally; light yellow ventrally. Irregular dark blotches spread over side of body, dorsal and anal fins; an apparent spot on upper side of caudal fin base. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish; inhabit in any kind of slowing running water, can be found in paddy field, ponds, swamps and channels, especially in water rich in mud and vegetative fragments. Benthic. Polyphagia, feeds on small aquatic insects and vegetative fr 
Distribution: Extensively distributed in East Asia, from Japan to Taiwan. Spread on whole island of Taiwan. 
Name Code: 380995
  IUCN Red List:LC     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  Global Invasive Species Database - Chinese  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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