Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Cirrhinus  
  Cirrhinus molitorella  (Valenciennes, 1844) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms:Cirrhina chinensisCirrhina molitorellaCirrhinus chinensisCirrhinus macrosemionCirrhinus melanostigmaCirrhinus mrigala prosemionCirrhinus mulitorellaCirrhinus multitorellaCirrhinus prosemionCirrhinus spilopleuraLabeo collaris details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Head small, slightly pointed. Snout short, blunt, protractile. Eye moderately small. Mouth small, inferior; margins of upper and lower jaws covered by horny sheath. Body elongated, slightly compressed, belly rounded; dorsal profile slightly arched. Two pairs of barbels, maxillary barbels longer than mandibular barbels at corner of mouth. Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:37-40; predorsal scales:13; dorsal fin rays:3+12-13; anal fin rays:3+5; pectoral fin rays:1+15-16; pelvic fin rays:1+8. Pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pectoral and pelvic fins at lower side of body; caudal fin forked, upper lob slightly longer than upper. Olive grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, wild populations occur in running water with higher temperature of large-sized rivers, form schools. Polyphagia, feeds on water vegetation and aquatic insects. 
Distribution: Distributed to Vietnam and southern China, populations of Taiwan were introduced. 
Utility: Commercial aquaculture. Common food. 
Name Code: 381003
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