Scientific Name
Metzia mesembrinum
Metzia mesembrinum大鱗梅氏鯿
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Author (Jordan & Evermann, 1902) Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 大鱗梅氏鯿 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯉科 Economic Fish No 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大鱗梅茨魚 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 車栓仔、大鱗黃鯝魚、大鱗鱎、高木氏細鯿、大鱗細鯿、大鱗麥氏鯿 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan North、South、Kinmen 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Suwata, Suwo Bay, Taiwan [not Kotosho, Taiwan] 
Synonyms Acheilognathus mesembrinum, Ischikauia macrolepis, Ischikavia macrolepis, Rasborinus lineatus takakii, Rasborinus macrolepis, Rasborinus takakii   
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)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1902 陳義雄,方力行 1999 陳義雄, 張詠青, 邵廣昭 2005 
Specimen List ANSP49951Holotype. NMMBP01961. NMNSF00919. NMNSF00922. SU7130Holotype. SU7151Paratype.  
Common Name Large-scale lesser-bream 
Redlist Status III2009/4/1 COA, Taiwan Redlist: Vulnerable   NL Not in IUCN Redlist     VU 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::VU
Characteristic Head small. Snout short. Eye large, interorbital space broad. Mouth superior, oblique. Body elongated, compressed; dorsal profile slightly arched; keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anus. Scales moderately large, cycloid, lateral line complete. L.l.:35-37; dorsal fin rays:2+7; pectoral fin rays:1+13-14; pelvic fin rays:1+7-8; anal fin rays:3+14-16. Anal fin base long; caudal fin forked.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, prefers ecological environments similar to those of R. formosae. 
Distribution Endemic to Taiwan, used to be found in some drainage of southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility Non. It was believed to be extinct.