Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Metzia  
  Metzia mesembrinum  (Jordan & Evermann, 1902) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Acheilognathus mesembrinumIschikauia macrolepisMetzia mesembrinaRasborinus lineatus takakiiRasborinus macrolepisRasborinus takakii  details
Citation: 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 small. Snout short. Eye large, interorbital space broad. Mouth superior, oblique. Body elongated, compressed; dorsal profile slightly arched; keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anus. Scales moderately large, cycloid, lateral line complete. L.l.:35-37; dorsal fin rays:2+7; pectoral fin rays:1+13-14; pelvic fin rays:1+7-8; anal fin rays:3+14-16. Anal fin base long; caudal fin forked. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers ecological environments similar to those of R. formosae. 
Distribution: Endemic to Taiwan, used to be found in some drainage of southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility: Non. It was believed to be extinct. 
Name Code: 381024
    Taiwan Wildlife Conservation Act- Vulerable       Chen,2012:VU Chen,2012:VU    Endemic     
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