Parazacco spilurus (Günther, 1868)
Predaceous chub
photo by CAFS

Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia.
Diagnosis:  Pale brown on back of the body; white on belly; tinged with red brown and irregular zones on sides of body; red on belly of the head and a dark round spot in base of caudal fin. (Ref. 45563). A row of pelvic scutes from the base of pelvic fin to the anus; snout pointed sharply. Lateral line curves downward on trunk and upward back the central axis after expanding the caudal peduncle; dorsal fin short, without hard spine and its origin opposite behind the origin of the pelvic fin; anal fin well developed (Ref. 45563).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.01.00

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