Wuchang bream

Megalobrama amblycephala

Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Cypriniformes
        • Cyprinidae
          • Megalobrama amblycephala
Habitat
Temperature:
S10.0-20.0 °C
Salinity:
Sfresh water
Photoperiod:
S11-15 h
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
no data found yet
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S5.0-20.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Spotamodromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
no data found yet
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
no data found yet
Handling
Farming frequency:
783,534 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Megalobrama amblycephala
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce0

Megalobrama amblycephala is a BENTHOPELAGIC freshwater fish that naturally inhabits middle reaches of Yangtze River in China, being found in Newshan and Yuli lakes. It is an important farmed species, especially in China, ranking high on the world list of most important fish species in aquaculture. This herbivorous cyprinid, which uses natural feeds and has high disease resistance, high larval survival rate, and fast growth performance, is considered a fish with a delicious taste and high commercial value. Aquaculture of M. amblycephala has expanded in China, especially during the last decade, because of the relatively low production cost and increasing consumer demand. However, most wild information is still missing for this species, and information about farming conditions is mostly restricted to JUVENILES. Thus, further research about basic information from wild and cultured M. amblycephala is needed.





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