Acrossocheilus iridescens (Nichols & Pope, 1927)
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Acrossocheilinae
Max. size:  29.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: Nam Xam and Nam Ma basins in Laos; Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, China; and southeastern China.
Diagnosis:  Coloration with 6 dark bars (anterior one right behind gill opening, posterior one at caudal base), narrow in juveniles, broad in adults; lower lip interrupted medially, the two halves not in contact anteriorly, sharp horny sheath exposed, conspicuously arched (Ref. 43281).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 27 July 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.02.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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