Environmental Biology of Fishes

, 86:73

Threatened fishes of the world: Onychostoma alticorpus (Oshima, 1920) (Cyprinidae)


DOI: 10.1007/s10641-007-9323-5

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Chen, IS. Environ Biol Fish (2009) 86: 73. doi:10.1007/s10641-007-9323-5


The conservation status, species identification, distribution, specific habitat and ecology of a threatened, endemic cyprinid fish, Onychostoma alticorpus (Oshima 1919) is reported herein. It is merely found in five river basins of Taiwan. The protection of natural habitat would be very essential.


OnychostomaCritically endangeredCyprinidaeFreshwater fishConservationTaiwan

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Biology and Department of Life ScienceNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityTaiwanRepublic of China