Chanodichthys erythropterus (Basilewsky, 1855)
Predatory carp
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cultrinae
Max. size:  102 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 9,000.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 20 m
Distribution:  Asia: Amur to Red River drainages (China to Vietnam); Taiwan and Lake Buir in Mongolia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults inhabit rivers and lakes. Feed on insects, crustaceans and smaller fishes.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 July 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.08.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.04.18
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.08.94

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