Rhynchocypris oxycephala (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)
Chinese minnow
Rhynchocypris oxycephala
photo by CAFS

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pseudaspininae
Max. size:  17.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: rivers of Pacific basin from Amur southward to Yangtze drainages; in Korea in Yellow Sea basin; southern Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku); in Amur, middle reaches of Amur and Bureya River system downstream to lower reaches, Ussuri River but not present in Khanka Lake basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7
Biology:  Inhabits rivers. Predatory fish which feeds on fry, insects and other animal food (Ref. 1441).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Recorded from the Han and Youngsan rivers (Ref. 58345).

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