Myxocyprinus asiaticus (Bleeker, 1864)
Chinese sucker
Myxocyprinus asiaticus
photo by CAFS

Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Myxocyprininae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: China (Yangtze River basin).
Diagnosis:  Body color in fries brown with 3 slanted dark bands on side of body; male adults red, female dark purple and a broad rouge-red vertical zone along lateral of body. Triangular and dorsal fin higher, extremely long and reaching as far as opposing to rear of anal fin; lips thick and with many small papilla; barbels absent; pharyngeal teeth 1 row and arranged like a comb (Ref. 45563).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 12.08.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 19.04.11

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