Metzia lineata (Pellegrin, 1907)
photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Alburninae
 Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Viet Nam, China and Taiwan. Introduced in other basins in China and spread to northern Laos.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 14-18. Body covered by middle sized round scale. Short dorsal fin, starts from the end point of pelvic fin. Black gray in the back, silver white in the stomach. Black spots in the base of each scale, forming several gray strips vertically (Ref. 33303). Keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anal fin origin; several faint longitudinal stripes along scale rows (Ref. 43281).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Wang, Shen-Shih - 02.04.96
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.05.10
 Checked by: Kullander, Fang Fang - 23.02.06

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