Metzia mesembrinum Jordan & Evermann, 1902



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Acheilognathus mesembrinum Jordan & Evermann, 1902; Rasborinus macrolepis Regan, 1908; Ischikauia macrolepis Regan, 1908; Rasborinus lineatus takakii Oshima, 1920; Rasborinus takakii Oshima, 1920


Conservation Status



This species was believed to be extinct in the wild, but was rediscovered (Yuang et al. In Press).





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: SU 7130

Type locality: Kotosho, Taiwan


Paratype: SU 7151

Lectotype: BMNH 1908.5.27.3

Paralectotype: BMNH 1908.5.27.4–5 (n=2)






Original scientific description:

Jordan, D. S. and Evermann, W. B. (1902). Notes on a collection of fishes from the island of Formosa. Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 25(1289): 315-368.


Other references:

Chen, I. S. and Fang, L. S. (2000). Redescription of the types of Ischikauia macrolepis Regan, 1908, an extinct cyprinid (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Taiwan and the replacement in the genus, Rasborinus Oshima, 1920. Zool. Stud. 39(1):13-17.

Hsuan-Ching, Ho and Kwang-Tsao, Shao. (2011). Annotated checklist and type catalog of fish genera and species described from Taiwan. Zootaxa 2957: 1-74.

Yuang, Le-Yang et al. (In Press, 2014). Complete mitochondrial DNA genome of Metzia mesembrinum (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Mitochondrial DNA. [Abstract]


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