Schizothorax argentatus Kessler, 1874
Balkhash marinka
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
 Max. size:  38.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Lake Balkhash basin, Kazakhstan (Ref. 1441) and Ili river, Suiding, Huocheng, Emin counties, Xinjiang Autonomous Region (Ref. 33800).
 Biology:  Spawns over stony and gravelly bottoms (Ref. 1441). Unshed eggs are highly poisonous (Ref. 4537).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  other
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.08.94

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