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Megalobrama amblycephala  Yih, 1955

Wuchang bream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cultrinae
Etymology: Megalobrama: Greek, megalos = great + old French breme, bresme, a fresh water fish; 1460 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 6898).   Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 13614); 32°N - 23°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13614)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 25 - 27. Black gray in the back, silver white in the stomach. Several vertical black strips in the side. Green gray colored in all fins (Ref. 33303).

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Asia: middle reaches of Yangtze River, mainland China. Found in Newshan Lake (a bay of Liangzi Lake with an area of 256 sq km) and Yuli Lake (Ref. 9017).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Utilized for food (Ref. 89718).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Zhu, S.-Q., 1995. Synopsis of freshwater fishes of China. Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing House i-v + 1-549. (Ref. 45679)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production; publication : search) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00768 - 0.01427), b=3.10 (3.01 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (81 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.