Aspiorhynchus laticeps (Day, 1877)
Big-head schizothoracin
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  126 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Boston Lake and Yarkant River in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China.
Diagnosis:  Snout depressed; barbels 1 pair; scales minute or buried in skin on abdomen.
Biology:  Inhabits lakes and rivers with slight current and lives on other fishes and aquatic insects (Ref. 45563).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.04.00
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 16.08.13

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