Cyprinus micristius Regan, 1906
Cyprinus micristius
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Dian chi Lake, Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Body red in upper half part of eyes; dark gray on back, light yellow on lower sides and abdomen; dorsal and caudal fins grayish green and margins of other fins yellow. Body carp-shaped, compressed and back slightly convex; barbels 2 pairs.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 29.04.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 29.08.13

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