Scientific Name
Pararasbora moltrechti  
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by: Fish Lab. RCBA
Author Regan, 1908 Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 臺灣副細鯽 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_C 鯉科 Economic Fish No 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 台灣副細鯽 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 台灣白魚 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan Middle 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Lake Candidius, Taiwan 
Synonyms  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999);台灣淡水魚類-壹 鯉形目(陳&張, 2005)  Regan, C. T. 1908 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳義雄,方力行 1999 陳義雄, 張詠青, 邵廣昭 2005 
Specimen List ASIZP0065704. ASIZP0065706. ASIZP0065720. ASIZP0065725. ASIZP0065726. ASIZP0801316. ASIZP0801317. ASIZP0801318. ASIZP0801319. ASIZP0801320. ASIZP0911316. ASIZP0911317. ASIZP0911318. ASIZP0911319. ASIZP0911320. BMNH1909.4.28.24-25Syntype. NMNSF00262. NMNSF00273. NMNSF00287. NMNSF01517. NTHUB00671. NTHUB01639. NTHUB01640. NTHUB01871. NTHUB01872. NTHUB01873. NTHUB01874. NTHUB02138. NTUM00469. SU23164.  
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Common Name Molterecht's minnow; Taiwan white minnow 
Redlist Status II2009/4/1 COA, Taiwan Redlist: Critically Endangered   NL Not in IUCN Redlist     EN 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::EN
Characteristic Head large, broad. Snout short, blunt. Eye moderately large. Mouth protractile, oblique; posterior end of upper jaw reaches anterior margin of eye. Barbels absent. Body elongated, compressed; Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:35-36; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pelvic fin rays:1+7; anal fin rays:2+7. Dorsal fin origin closer to caudal peduncle end than to snout tip; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pectoral and pelvic fins at lower side of body; anal fin rays short, the longest distant from caudal peduncle end; caudal fin concave. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. Dark margins on scales along back and upper side of body.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, prefers slow running water at middle reaches, can be found in backwater of rivers and ponds, especially areas rich in aquatic vegetation. Form schools. Polyphagia, feeds on diatom and aquatic insects. 
Distribution Endemic to middle portion of western Taiwan, can be found only in Tachia River and Tatu River. 
Utility Small in size and poorly noticed. Potential ornamental fish. Endangered.