Scientific Name
Megalobrama amblycephala  
Megalobrama amblycephala團頭魴
by: ©I-S. Chen
Author Yih, 1955 Depth 5 - 20M
Chinese 團頭魴 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯉科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 團頭魴 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 武昌魚 
Distribution in World China   Distribution in Taiwan Middle、South 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Lake Liang-Tze, Hupei, China 
Synonyms Megalobrama amblvcephala   
Reference 臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999)  Yih, P.-L. 1955 陳義雄,方力行 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0061362. ASIZP0072733. ASIZP0074966. ASIZP0805416. ASIZP0806513. ASIZP0915416. ASIZP0916513. FRIP03185. NTMP0748. NTMP1206. NTUM05256. NTUM06278.  
Common Name Wuchang bream; Wu-Chang fish; Blunt snout bream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head small, laterally compressed, pointed. Snout short. Eye large. Mouth small, protractile, slightly oblique, arched. Body compressed, body depth high; dorsal and ventral profile arched; keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anal fin origin. Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete. L.l.:50-58; dorsal fin rays:III, 7; pectoral fin rays:1+14-19; pelvic fin rays:1+8; anal fin rays:3+27-32. Pectoral fin end close to pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin at lower side of body; anal fin base long; caudal fin forked. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. All fins grayish.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, prefers deep pools with slow running or still water, can be found in lakes, impoundments and backwaters of rivers. Herbivorous, feeds on water vegetation. 
Distribution Distributed to lakes of Yangtze River. Had been introduced to Taiwan and can be found in lakes and ponds of southern Taiwan. 
Utility Used to be aquacultured in early years.