Cyprinus micristius Regan

Dianchi Carp (Cyprinus micristius)

The Dianchi Carp was described in 1906; it is, or rather was, endemic to lake Dianchi in Yunnan, China.

The species was last seen in the 1960s and is now very likely extinct; it is said, however, that the tributaries of Lake Dianchi are maybe inhabited by one or more subspecies that might be still existing.


syn. Mesocyprinus micristius (Regan)


edited: 18.05.2022