Scientific Name
Microphysogobio alticorpus  
Microphysogobio alticorpus高身小鰾鮈
by: Yung-Ching Chang
Author Banarescu & Nalbant, 1968 Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 高身小鰾鮈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯉科 Economic Fish No 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 高身小鰾鮈 
Max Length 7 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 車栓仔、高身棒花魚、高身鐮柄魚 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan Middle、South 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Small stream and roadside ditch near Chia-I-Hsien, w. coastal plain of Taiwan Agriculture area, Taiwan 
Synonyms Microphysogobio brevirostris alticorpus   
Reference 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.M. etc. 1968 陳義雄,方力行 1999 陳聖宗 2001 陳義雄, 張詠青, 邵廣昭 2005 
Specimen List ASIZP0072610. ASIZP0072611. ASIZP0072612. ASIZP0805293. ASIZP0805294. ASIZP0805295. ASIZP0915293. ASIZP0915294. ASIZP0915295. NMMBP05887. NMMBP05891. NMMBP05901. NMMBP05911. NMMBP05921. NMMBP06079. NMNSF00196. NMNSF00276. NMNSF00278. NMNSF00281. NMNSF00290. NMNSF00356. NMNSF00716. NMNSF00731. NMNSF00734. NMNSF00742. NMNSF00753. NMNSF00878. NMNSF00936. NMNSF00965. NMNSF01022. NMNSF01352. NMNSF01472. NMNSF01483. NMNSF01507. NMNSF01546. NTHUB01672. NTHUB01673. USNM00192926Holotype. USNM00202592Paratype. ...List all 48 records... 
Barcode2011-10-03,張家豪,CO1,100% 2011-10-03,張家豪,CO1,100% 2011-10-03,張家豪,CO1,100%
Common Name Deep-body gudgeon 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     LC 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::LC
Characteristic Head moderately large. Snout short, blunt. Mouth inferior, arched and small, posterior end distant from anterior end of eye; well developed papillae on extended lips. One pair of mandibular barbells at corner of mouth. Body cylindrical, elongated, posterior laterally compressed; ventral profile horizontal to origin of anal; dorsal arched. Scales moderately large, cycloid; ventral surface of head, thorax and abdomen naked; lateral line scales complete. L.l.:35-37; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pectoral fin rays:1+12-13; pelvic fin rays:1+7; anal fin rays:2+6; pectoral and pelvic fins laterally expanded; pectoral fins end distant from pelvic fin origin; caudal fin forked. Pelvic fin origin at middle between snout tip and caudal peduncle end, posterior tip extended over anus. Dark brown dorsally; silver white ventrally. A dark longitudinal stripe on middle of side; irregular dark blotches along back. A conspicuous spot on caudal peduncle end. All fins slightly transparent, pair fins turn to red in breeding season.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, inhabits in slightly fast running water with high dissolved oxygen of lower and middle reaches. Benthic, prefers to form schools. Polyphagia, feeds on aquatic insects and diatom on rock. 
Distribution Endemic to western portion of Taiwan, can be found from Taan River to Kaoping River.