Scientific Name
Sinibrama macrops  
Sinibrama macrops大眼華鯿
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1868) Depth 3 - 15M
Chinese 大眼華鯿 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯉科 Economic Fish No 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大眼華鯿 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 目孔 
Distribution in World Taiwan、China   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Taiwan [Formosa] 
Synonyms Chanodichthys macrops, Megalobrama macrops, Megalobrama macrops macrops   
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)  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 ASIZP0054833. ASIZP0057281. ASIZP0058747. ASIZP0072604. ASIZP0072605. ASIZP0072606. ASIZP0805287. ASIZP0805288. ASIZP0805289. ASIZP0915287. ASIZP0915288. ASIZP0915289. BMNH1865.5.2.15Lectotype. BMNH1865.5.2.16-19Paralectotype. FRIP01043. NMMBP04662. NMMBP04663. NMMBP04664. NMMBP05236. NMMSTP00597. NMNSF00173. NTHUB02760. NTMP1094. NTUM00447. NTUM00448. NTUM00449. NTUM00914. NTUM01913. NTUM05254. NTUM05255. SU23177. USNM00191265.  
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 Large-eye Chinese bream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     VU 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::VU
Characteristic Head small, laterally compressed, triangular. Snout short, pointed. Eye large. Mouth protractile, slightly oblique; lips thin; barbels absent. Body compressed, body depth high; dorsal and ventral profile arched; keel on belly between pelvic fin origin and anal fin origin. Scales cycloid, large; lateral line complete. L.l.:54-60; dorsal fin rays:III, 7; pectoral fin rays:1+15-16; pelvic fin rays:1+7; anal fin rays:3+21-23. Pectoral fin end close to pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin at lower side of body; anal fin base long; caudal fin forked. Olive brown dorsally, side and belly grayish. The young slightly transparent with an inconspicuous silver stripe on side.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, prefers deep pools with slow running water, can be found in lakes and backwaters of rivers. Polyphagia, feed on diatom, crustacean and aquatic insects. 
Distribution Distributed to middle reach of Pearl River and Taiwan. Can be found in Tanshui River of northern Taiwan. 
Utility Potential ornamental fish.