Acrossocheilus spinifer Yuan, Wu & Zhang, 2006
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  15.29 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Fujian Province and Guangdong Province China.
Biology:  Found on the bottom and in midwater of the upper reaches of rivers and hill streams with fast-running and clear water and gravel substrate (Ref. 57453). Preferably forms schools and feeds mainly on aquatic insects, benthic invertebrates and algae adhering to the surface of the gravel and plant detritus (Ref. 57453). Reaches sexual maturity at approximately 10 cm SL and is a fractional spawner (Ref. 57453). Used as a food fish but eggs are poisonous which can lead to diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and dizziness (Ref. 57453).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.10.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.11.10

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