Procypris rabaudi (Tchang, 1930)
Rock carp
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: middle and upper reaches of Yangtze River, China.
Diagnosis:  Body black on back and sides, tiny black stripes along sides of body. Barbels 2 pairs; outer edge of dorsal fin truncated; pectoral fin long and its tip reaching origin of pelvic fin.
Biology:  Lives in slow flowing deep water in rocky substratum. Carnivore, feeds mainly on zoobenthos (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. - 14.03.00
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 30.08.13

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