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Biology

Lives in upper layer of waters of the plains of cold temperate zone. Often stays in slow-moving rivers, lakes or still waters, moves fast and sprightly (Ref. 45563). Feeds on siliceous algae, filiform algae and aquatic insects (Ref. 45563).
  • Zhang, W. 1998 China's biodiversity: a country study. China Environmental Science Press, Beijing. 476 p. (Ref. 33508)
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Distribution

Asia: Junggar basin in Xinjiang, China.
  • Zhang, W. 1998 China's biodiversity: a country study. China Environmental Science Press, Beijing. 476 p. (Ref. 33508)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

24.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 33783))
  • Luo, Y. 1998 Leuciscinae. p. 61-112. In Chen, Y.-Y. and et al. (Eds). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes II. Science Press. Beijing. 1-531. (Ref. 33783)
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Diagnostic Description

Body color dark gray on back sides, silvery white on lower part and belly; dark gray on dorsal and caudal fins and yellow on pectoral, pelvic and anal fins. Dorsal fin located slightly in rear on body; pectoral and pelvic fins short and small.
  • Wang, S. (ed.) 1998 China red data book of endangered animals. Pisces. National Environmental Protection Agency. Endangered Species Scientific Commision. Science Press, Beijing, China. 247p. (Ref. 45563)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Lives in upper layer of waters of the plains of cold temperate zone. Often stays in slow-moving rivers, lakes or still waters, moves fast and sprightly (Ref. 45563). Feeds on siliceous algae, filiform algae and aquatic insects (Ref. 45563).
  • Wang, S. (ed.) 1998 China red data book of endangered animals. Pisces. National Environmental Protection Agency. Endangered Species Scientific Commision. Science Press, Beijing, China. 247p. (Ref. 45563)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Leuciscus merzbacheri

Leuciscus merzbacheri, or the Zhungarian ide, is a species of cyprinid fish from the Junggar basin in Xingjian, China.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Leuciscus merzbacheri" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
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