Acheilognathus microphysa Yang, Chu & Chen, 1990
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Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  6.75 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Asia: Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 35-37. Can be diagnosed by the combination of the following characters: slender body (body depth 28.22-33.90% SL) and caudal peduncle (depth of caudal peduncle 10.10-11.43% SL), large eyes (eye diameter 33.30-39.04% HL), reduced posterior chamber of air-bladder and terminal mouth (Ref. 26748).
Biology:  Found in lakes in shallow waters up to 10 m deep among dense vegetation. Feeds mainly on Spirogyra, Microcystis and Bacillariophyta (Ref. 26748).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 11.05.00
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.12.05

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