Aphyocypris moltrechti

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Aphyocypris moltrechti
Taiwan white minnow -1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Superfamily: Cyprinoidea
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Aphyocypris
Species: A. moltrechti
Binomial name
Aphyocypris moltrechti
(Regan, 1908)[1]

Pararasbora moltrechti <smallRegan, 1908

Aphyocypris moltrechti, Moltrecht's minnow, is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Taiwan. It was formerly considered to be the only species in the genus Pararasbora. The Endemic Species Research Institute[2] under the Council of Agriculture[3] of the Executive Yuan in Taiwan has enlisted Aphyocypris moltrechti as “precious and rare species” among other endemic freshwater species.[4]

Aphyocypris moltrechti is distributed in the middle portion of western Taiwan, where they can be found in Tachia River and Tatu River.[5] Their total body length are usually seen from 4 cm to 8 cm.[5][6]