Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Pararasbora  
  Pararasbora moltrechti  Regan, 1908 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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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 large, broad. Snout short, blunt. Eye moderately large. Mouth protractile, oblique; posterior end of upper jaw reaches anterior margin of eye. Barbels absent. Body elongated, compressed; Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:35-36; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pelvic fin rays:1+7; anal fin rays:2+7. Dorsal fin origin closer to caudal peduncle end than to snout tip; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pectoral and pelvic fins at lower side of body; anal fin rays short, the longest distant from caudal peduncle end; caudal fin concave. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. Dark margins on scales along back and upper side of body. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers slow running water at middle reaches, can be found in backwater of rivers and ponds, especially areas rich in aquatic vegetation. Form schools. Polyphagia, feeds on diatom and aquatic insects. 
Distribution: Endemic to middle portion of western Taiwan, can be found only in Tachia River and Tatu River. 
Utility: Small in size and poorly noticed. Potential ornamental fish. Endangered. 
Name Code: 381020
    Taiwan Wildlife Conservation Act- Endangered       Chen,2012:EN Chen,2012:EN    Endemic     
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