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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Cyprinidae  
 Genus Acrossocheilus  
  Acrossocheilus paradoxus  (Günther, 1868) 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Synonyms:Acrossocheilus formosanusAcrossocheilus invirgatusAcrossocheilus labiatusBarbus matsudaiBarbus paradoxusGymnostomus formosanusGymnostomus labiatusLeuciscus labiatusLissocholichthys matsudaidetails
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 moderately large. Snout short. Eye large, on upper side of head. Mouth moderately large, broad, at lower tip of snout; lip thick. Body elongated, slightly compressed, belly rounded; dorsal profile slightly arched; ventral profile horizontal to anus. Two pairs of barbels, maxillary barbels are longer than mandibular barbels at corner of mouth. Scales cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:39-42; dorsal fin rays:3+8; anal fin rays:3+5. Pelvic fin origin at midline between snout tip and caudal peduncle end; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pectoral and pelvic fins at lower side of body; caudal fin forked. Dark olive dorsally, side and belly silvery white. 7 vertically dark stripes on side, the younger, the more conspicuous. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, prefers running water with higher dissolved oxygen at higher and middle reaches. Polyphagia, feeds on diatom and aquatic insects. 
Distribution: Endemic to western portion of Taiwan, had been introduced to eastern portion. 
Utility: Popular with angling. Eggs toxic. 
Name Code: 380997
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2021-07-17 U/L
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