Cirrhinus chinensis in USM Engineering Campus
Chinese mud carp

(source: fishbase, Compiled by SSK)

Cirrhinus  chinensis 
 Family: Cyprinidae
 Order: Cypriniformes
 Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
 FB name: Chinese mud carp
 Max. size: 43.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,500.0 g
 Environment: benthopelagic; freshwater ; depth range - 5 m
 Climate: tropical; 34°N - 6°S
fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
 Distribution: Asia: China. Introduced into other countries, mostly in Southeast Asia
 Diagnosis:  A vertically elongated black patch present behind the opercle. Rostral barbels, 2. Branched dorsal fin rays 11-13.5
 Biology: Inhabits rivers and feeds on worms, shrimps and detritus
 Threatened: Not in IUCN Red List  () ,
 Dangerous: harmless
 Main Ref: Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo. 1993.