Chinese sucker

Young Chinese high fin banded sharks normally possess brown bodies bearing three dark-colored slanting bands.

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The Chinese sucker lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Chinese high fin banded shark, or Chinese sucker as it is also called, is an odd looking and very beautiful fish when young. The adult fish looks very different from the young and juvenile fish but is according to me even more beautiful than the juveniles. More

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Myxocyprinus asiaticusGiant Chinese Sucker, Hi-Fin Banded Shark, Wimple = Age of Aquariums > Freshwater Fish > Cyprinids > Giant Chinese Sucker - Myxocyprinus asiaticus Photos & Comments Myxocyprinus_asiaticus_1. More

The Chinese sucker fish, the only type of mullet in Asia, belongs to a group of unfortunate, endangered species in China. More

Chinese Sucker fish courtesy of Fish Capsule General information: Chinese sucker fish are community fish. They travel in groups and migrate up the Yangtze river to spawn. More

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Common names

Chinese sucker in English
Kaprovec asijský in Czech (česky)
Kaprovec čínský in Czech (česky)
Kiinanimukarppi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kinesisk sugekarpe in Danish (dansk)
Myxocyprinus asiaticus in Spanish (español)
Rezatka čínská in Czech (česky)
Wimpelkarpfen in German (Deutsch)
яньчжи in Russian (русский язык)
胭脂魚 in Mandarin Chinese
胭脂鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Myxocyprinus
Species : Myxocyprinus asiaticus
Authority : Bleeker, 1865