Chanodichthys dabryi

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cultrinae
Genus: Chanodichthys
C. dabryi
Binomial name
Chanodichthys dabryi
(Bleeker, 1871)[2]
  • Culter dabryi Bleeker, 1871
  • Erythroculter dabryi (Bleeker, 1871)
  • Culter hypselonotus Bleeker, 1871
  • Erythroculter hypselonotus (Bleeker, 1871)

Chanodichthys dabryi, the humpback or lake skygazer, is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Chanodichthys. This freshwater cyprinid is found in China and Russia where it ranges from the Amur River to the Yangtze.[1][2] It is fished, but remains common. As presently defined, it is likely species complex.[1] It reaches 42 cm (1 ft 5 in) in length and 700 g (1.5 lb) in weight.[2]

Named in honor of Pierre Dabry de Thiersant (1826-1898), fish culturist, French counsel to China, and student of Chinese fishes, who sent specimens to the Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de Paris.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Huckstorf, V. (2012). "Chanodichthys dabryi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Chanodichthys dabryi" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CYPRINIFORMES: Families LEPTOBARBIDAE, XENOCYPRIDIDAE and TINCIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 8 March 2021.