Luciocyprinus striolatus Cui & Chu, 1986
Luciocyprinus striolatus
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  200 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Laos and Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from the single other species of the genus by its 5-8 longitudinal black stripes on the body; 81-92 lateral line scales (including those on caudal fin); 40-46 predorsal scales (Ref. 27732).
Biology:  Reported to prefer large, deep rivers without much current (Ref. 27732).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 21 January 2011 (A4ac) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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