Cyprinus rubrofuscus Lacep├Ęde, 1803
Cyprinus rubrofuscus
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  28 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: Laos, Viet Nam and China (Ref. 43281). Amur to Red River drainages (Ref. 57778).
Diagnosis:  Body silvery with red pelvic, anal and lower caudal lobe (Xiangkhouang stock) or grey (Louang Phabang stock, Laos). Last simple anal ray bony and serrated posteriorly; with 4 barbels; branched dorsal rays 18-22.5 (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Found in freshwater, but tolerant to slightly brackish water (Ref. 82587).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 March 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  A native species from Onon and Kherlen in the Amur drainages. Translocated in the Selenge drainage in the mid-1940s where it became invasive (Ref. 57778)

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