Opsariichthys bidens Günther, 1873
Opsariichthys bidens
photo by CAFS

Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  20.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 58.4 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and East Asia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 11-12; Vertebrae: 41-42. Adult male with projecting anal fin rays; conspicuous symphyseal knob in lower jaw; origin of dorsal fin slightly in front of anal origin; sexual dichromatism, female with plain body, male with irregular dark bars (Ref. 43281). Caudal peduncle scales modally 18; 19-21 pre-dorsal scales; 9 scales above lateral line; and 3 scales below the lateral line (Ref. 95038).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 October 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from the Amur River drainage (Ref. 58298). nEurRus

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.07.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 23.11.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.09.02

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