Acheilognathus melanogaster Bleeker, 1860

Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  5.25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Distinguishing caharacters: D iii,9; A iii,8; lateral line scales 37, above it 6 and below 4; total vertebrae 36; barbels much shorter than eye diameter, with ratio of barbel length to orbit diameter 0.24 (left) and 0.29 (right) (Ref. 87269).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 08 December 2017 (B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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