Scientific Name
Gobiobotia cheni  
Pronounce  
Gobiobotia cheni陳氏鰍鮀
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Banarescu & Nalbant, 1966 Depth 1 - 5M
Chinese 陳氏鰍鮀 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯉科 Economic Fish No 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣鰍鮀 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 八鬚鯉、車栓仔(台語)、老公仔 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan Middle 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Rivers near Taichung, Taiwan 
Synonyms  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999);臺灣淡水魚類-壹 鯉形目(陳&張, 2005)  Banarescu, P. etc. 1966 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 ASIZP0065473. ASIZP0065711. ASIZP0066722. ASIZP0072269. ASIZP0074896. ASIZP0078975. ASIZP0078976. ASIZP0078977. ASIZP0080544. ASIZP0801327. ASIZP0802003. ASIZP0807294. ASIZP0807295. ASIZP0807472. ASIZP0911327. ASIZP0912003. ASIZP0917294. ASIZP0917295. ASIZP0917472. NMMSTP00367. NMNSF00011. NMNSF00160. NMNSF00269. NMNSF01061. NMNSF01094-A. NMNSF01094-F. NMNSF01283. NMNSF01317. NMNSF01356. NMNSF01467-A. NMNSF01467-F. NMNSF01488. NTHUB00701. NTHUB00703. NTHUB00704. NTHUB00708. NTHUB00711. ...List all 61 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,張家豪,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-07-15,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100%
Common Name Taiwan eight-barbel gudgeon 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     VU 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::VU
Characteristic Head slightly compressed and moderately large. Snout short and blunt. Mouth inferior, arched; two preoral maxillary barbels, reaching or extending over anterior margin of eye; papillae spread among three pairs of chin barbels. Eye moderately large, eye diameter shorter than interorbital distance. Body cylindrical, elongated, posterior laterally compressed; ventral profile horizontal to origin of anal; dorsal slightly arched. Scales moderately small; ventral surface of head, thorax and abdomen naked; lateral line scales complete. L.l.:37-38; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pelvic fin rays:1+7; anal fin rays:3+6; pectoral and pelvic fins laterally expanded; pectoral fins end distant from pelvic fin origin; dorsal fin origin slightly in front of pelvic fin origin; caudal fin forked. Dark grayish dorsally; pale ventrally. Irregularly dark spots along back, a stripe composed of alternate black and silver white above lateral line. Pectoral and pelvic fins canary yellow, others light gray. Resembles to G. kolleri, can be distinguished by ratio of eye diameter to interorbital distance.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, lives in slightly fast running water with high dissolved oxygen of middle reaches. Benthic, prefers sandy substrate. Polyphagia, feeds on aquatic insects and diatom on rock. 
Distribution Endemic to Tatu River and Choshui River of middle Taiwan. 
Utility