Aphyocypris lini (Weitzman & Chan, 1966)
Garnet minnow
Aphyocypris lini
photo by Calypso Photolibrary

Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 13
Distribution:  Asia: southern China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Color of body yellowish brown, bluish on back and white on belly; median axis of body with reddish yellow narrow zone, blue-black lines above the zone and shining blue-green lines under it; base of caudal fin with a large blue spot and the spot with a golden edge; fins pale white (Ref. 45563).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 07.08.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.04.13

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