Cyprinus micristius Regan, 1906

Dianchi carp



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1980's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Dianchi and its tributaries, Yunnan Province, China


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Regan, C. T. (1906). Descriptions of two cyprinid fishes from Yunnan Fu, collected by Mr. John Graham at Yunnan Fu. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 7: 332-333.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Chen, X.-Y. and Yang, J.-X. 2002. Cladistic Analysis of the Cyprinid Subgenus Cyprinus (Mesocyprinus) Fang (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zool. Res. 23(1): 185-194.

Chen, X.-Y. & Yang, J. 2008. Cyprinus micristius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6178A12541801. Downloaded on 17 December 2015.

Fang, P. -W. 1936. Chinese freshwater fishes referring to Cyprininae. Sinensia 7(6): 686-721.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Wu, H.-W. 1977. The cyprinid fishes of China. Volume 2. People's Press, Shanghai.

Yang, J.X. and Chen Y.R. 1994. Geographical differentiation of Cyprinus (Mesocyprinus) micristius: Regan. Acta Zootaxon. Sin. 19(1): 122-128.

Yue, P.-Q. and Chen, Y.-Y. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals, Pisces [in Chinese with English translation]. Science Press, Beijing.


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