Acheilognathus elongatus Regan, 1908

Elongate bitterling



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Acanthorhodeus elongatus Regan, 1908 (original combination); Acanthorhodeus grahami Nichols, 1918


Conservation Status


Last record: 1980's?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Lake Dianchi, Yunnan Province, China


Biology & Ecology





BMNH 1908.2.27.21 and 22

MNHN 1923-0001 and 0002

RMNH 10385 [ex BMNH]






Original scientific description:

Regan, C. T. (1908). Descriptions of three new cyprinoid fishes from Yunnan, collected by Mr. John Graham. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 8(2): 356-357.


Other references:

Chen, X.-Y. & Yang, J. (2008). Acheilognathus elongatus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 07 July 2011.

Chu, X.-L., Y.-R. Chen. (1989). The fishes of Yunnan, China. Part 1 Cyprinida. Science Press, Beijing.

Nichols, J. T. (1918). New Chinese fishes. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 31: 15-20.

Yang, J. X., Chu, X. L., Chen, Y. R. (1990). Subspecific differentiation of Acheilognathus elongatus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Dianchi, Fuxian and Yangzonghai Lakes, Eastern Yunnan, China. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshw. 1: 69-74.

Yang, Jiang et al. (2009). Threatened fishes of the world: Acheilognathus elongatus (Regan 1908) (Cyprinidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 84(2): 209-210. [Abstract]


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