Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Percichthyidae > Siniperca > Siniperca chuatsi

Siniperca chuatsi (Chinese bass; Chinese perch; Chuatsi bass; Kuei Fa bass; Mandarin fish)

Synonyms: Actenolepis ditmarii; Perca chuatsi; Siniperca chuatoi
Language: German; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Siniperca chuatsi, the mandarin fish or Chinese perch, is species of temperate perch native to the Amur River basin and other rivers in China. Its back is yellow, green, or brown, with many irregular black spots and patches. It has a big mouth and small round scales. This species can reach 70 cm (28 in) TL, and the greatest recorded weight for this species is 8 kg (18 lb). It is an inhabitant of rivers, some of which can become quite turbid in the rainy season. It is a specialized feeder on other fishes, particularly those which see poorly in low light. This species is a commercially important species and is also farmed.
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Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anguilla australis (Shortfin eel)1



Amur; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Amur River basin and China.; Ba Be Lake; Bosten Lake; China; Europe - Inland waters; Palearctic; Russian Federation; Sakhalin Island; Taiwan; Viet Nam;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Li, W., Zhang, T., Ye, S., Liu, J. and Li, Z. (2012), Feeding habits and predator-prey size relationships of mandarin fish Siniperca chuatsi (Basilewsky) in a shallow lake, central China. Journal of Applied Ichthyology
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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