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Hucho bleekeri (Sichuan taimen)

Synonyms: Hucho bleckeri
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Hucho bleekeri, or the Sichuan taimen, is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (Salmonidae), endemic to China. Its typical habitat is mountain streams and small rivers and it is found in the catchment areas of the Dadu River in Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces, and the Hanjiang River. It is a grey fish with a silvery belly growing to a length of 72 cm (28 in). Populations of this fish are declining, it principally being threatened by habitat loss and illegal fishing, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as "critically endangered".
View Wikipedia Record: Hucho bleekeri

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Hucho bleekeri


Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Wolong Nature Reserve V 826140 Sichuan, China  

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0