Schizothorax argentatus Kessler, 1874
Balkhash marinka
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Schizothoracinae
Max. size:  38.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Lake Balkhash basin, Kazakhstan (Ref. 1441) and Ili river, Suiding, Huocheng, Emin counties, Xinjiang Autonomous Region (Ref. 33800).
Biology:  Spawns over stony and gravelly bottoms (Ref. 1441). Unshed eggs are highly poisonous (Ref. 4537).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 03 March 2020 (A3d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  other
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.08.94

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