Scientific Name
Zacco platypus  
Zacco platypus平頜鱲
by: ©Nian-Hong Jang-Liaw, et al.
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 平頜鱲 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯉科 Economic Fish No 
Family F102 Cyprinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 寬鰭鱲 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 溪哥仔(幼魚及雌魚)、青貓(雄)、寬鰭鱲、日本溪哥、溪哥仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World Taiwan、Japan、East Asia Continent   Distribution in Taiwan North、East 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Barilius acutipinnis, Leuciscus macropus, Leuciscus minor, Leuciscus platypus, Opsariichthys acanthogenys, Squaliobarbus panwingi, Zacco acanthogenys, Zacco macrolepis, Zacco macrophthalmus   
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);臺灣河川溪流的指標魚類 第一卷 初級淡水魚類(陳義雄, 2009)  Nakamura, K. 1952 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 ASIZP0057983. ASIZP0062093. ASIZP0062095. ASIZP0064645. ASIZP0064646. ASIZP0072631. ASIZP0074152. ASIZP0074153. ASIZP0074182. ASIZP0074298. ASIZP0074651. ASIZP0805314. ASIZP0915314. FRIP01215. FRIP21147. NMMBP02934. NMMBP04371. NMMBP05226. NMMBP05463. NMMBP05482. NMMSTP00685. NMNSF00078. NMNSF00570. NMNSF00651. NMNSF00654. NMNSF00718. NMNSF00723. NMNSF00752. NMNSF00934. NMNSF00963. NMNSF01103. NMNSF01120. NMNSF01126-A. NMNSF01126-F. NMNSF01134-A. NMNSF01134-F. NMNSF01144. ...List all 85 records... 
Common Name Pale chub; Minnow; Freshwater minnow 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head moderately large. Eye moderately large, on upper side of head. Mouth oblique; posterior end of upper jaw reaches anterior margin of eye. Body elongated, posterior laterally compressed; dorsal and ventral profile slightly arched. Barbels absent. Scales moderately large, cycloid; lateral line complete and curved above pelvic fin origin; head naked. L.l.:43-45; predorsal scales:16-18; dorsal fin rays:3+7; pelvic fin rays:1+8; anal fin rays:3+8-9. Dorsal fin origin near midline between snout tip and caudal peduncle end; pectoral fin end distant from pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin at lower side of body; anal fin rays long, the longest reaches caudal peduncle end; caudal fin forked. Dark grayish dorsally, side and belly silvery white. 10 or more vertically bluish stripes on side of spawning male.
habitats Primary freshwater fish, prefers running water at middle reaches. Occasionally form schools. Polyphagia, feeds on small aquatic animals and diatom. 
Distribution Extensively distributed to Eastern Asia, including eastern China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Populations of Taiwan were restricted in northwestern Taiwan. 
Utility Popular with angling and aquarium (male).