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Aphyocypris amnis  Liao, Kullander & Lin, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > ex-danioninae
Etymology: Aphyocypris: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, Cypris = Aphrodite (Ref. 45335);  amnis: From the Latin amnis, a stream, in reference to its distribution in only 1 river drainage. Treated as a noun in apposition..   More on author: Kullander.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: known only from the type locality, a small tributary of the Shuili River in Taiwan.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87785)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Can be diagnosed from Aphyocypris moltrechti by having a unique lateral line pattern, in which lateral line turning upward at vertical of posterior end of anal-fin base, running very close to midline of caudal peduncle after turning point, gradually ascending to midpoint of caudal peduncle end (vs. upward turn absent, lateral line running gradually ascending to midpoint of caudal peduncle end in Aphyocypris moltrechti); 2 or 3 scales along vertical between lateral line and posterior end of anal-fin base (including scale row on anal-fin base) (vs. 1 or 2 scales in Aphyocypris moltrechti); last 5-7 scales of lateral line along midline of caudal peduncle (vs. 3-5 in Aphyocypris moltrechti); 34-37 lateral line scales and 33-36 perforated scales (vs. 35-38 lateral line scales and 34-38 perforated scales in Aphyocypris moltrechti) (Ref. 87785).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in a stream section about 50 m long, composed of pools with a very low flow rate. At the time of collecting, the type locality is a pool about 5 m long and 3 m wide, no deeper than 0.5 m with moderately turbid water and surrounded by forest and with muddy bottom that has patches of gravel (Ref. 87785).

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Liao, T.-Y., S.O. Kullander and H.-D. Lin, 2011. Synonymization of Pararasbora, Yaoshanicus, and Nicholsicypris with Aphyocypris, and description of a new species of Aphyocypris from Taiwan (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zool. Stud. 50(5):657-664. (Ref. 87785)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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