Rhodeus lighti (Wu, 1931)
Light's bitterling
彩色鳑鲏,  彩色鰟鲏
Rhodeus lighti
photo by CAFS

Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  7.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Amur basin to southern China.
Biology:  Adults inhabit rivers (Ref. 26334).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in Zhujiang (=Pearl River), Mingjiang, Changjiang (=Yangtze River) and Yellow (=Huanghe River) rivers (Ref. 33793 ). Also known from Dongjiang River system of Guangdong Province and Nandujiang River system of Hainan Province (Ref. 33366) and from Heilongjiang and Qiantangjiang (Ref. 56670). Also found in Beijiang River and Pearl River (Ref. 89718). Known from Xiuren of Guangxi Province; Zhejiang Province:(Meixi,Hangzhou); Shanghai City;Jiangxi Province; Hubei Province: ( Chongren, Honghu); Shanxi Province:( Zhouzhi, Yangxian); and Jinan of Shandong Province(Ref.33793). Also Ref. 26334, 26561.

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