Megalobrama amblycephala Yih, 1955
Wuchang bream
photo by CAFS

Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  200 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 5 - 20 m
Distribution:  Asia: middle reaches of Yangtze River, mainland China. Found in Newshan Lake (a bay of Liangzi Lake with an area of 256 sq km) and Yuli Lake (Ref. 9017).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 25-27. Black gray in the back, silver white in the stomach. Several vertical black strips in the side. Green gray colored in all fins (Ref. 33303).
Biology:  Utilized for food (Ref. 89718).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 January 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 18.04.01

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