Schizothorax macropogon Regan, 1905
Schizothorax macropogon
photo by Fan, L.Q.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
 Max. size:  47.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Brahmaputra in Tibet (Ref. 32617) and Xizang Autonomous Region, China (Ref. 33800).
 Biology:  Mature adults undertake spawning migration to incoming streams where they breed amidst gravel and sandy beds (Ref. 40974). Herbivore, feeding on bottom detritus (Ref. 40974).
 IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 25.11.99
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.09.16

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