Rhodeus sinensis Günther, 1868
Rhodeus sinensis
photo by Huang, H.-C. (???)

Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  10.8 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 17.4 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 9-11. Oval shaped body, eye diameter a bit longer than mouth. Round-shaped scale, black spot in the edge of the scales in upper part of the body. Incomplete lateral line. Dorsal fin starts from the middle of the body. Dark gray in the stomach (Ref.33366).
Biology:  Utilized for animal feed (Ref. 89718).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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