Found in lower and middle levels of water bodies with sluggish current in sandy and rocky substratum. Usually found in shoals. Hides beneath deep water rocks or in ponds in winter and migrates upstream in spring for breeding purposes (Ref. 45563). Also known as "Yellow River pigeon fish" because of its economic value. Large-bodied, rich in fat and delicious in taste, this fish is highly valued by local residents (Ref. 45563).
- Yue, P. 1998 Gobioninae. p. 232-389. In Y.Y. Chen, X.L. Chu, Y.L. Luo, Y.R. Chen, H.Z. Liu and M.G. He (eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes II. Science Press. Beijing. 531p. (Ref. 33792) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33792&speccode=12225
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