Species Factsheet

Pseudorasbora parva


Complete name: Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Taxonomy: Osteichthyes » Chordata » Actinopterygii » Cypriniformes » Cyprinidae » Pseudorasbora parva
Authors: Vadim Panov
Last updated: December 12th,2006

Common Names

Stone moroko, toupmouth gudgeon.


Fundulus virescens Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Leuciscus parvus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Micraspius mianowskii Dybowski, 1896
Pseudorasbora altipinna Nichols, 1925
Pseudorasbora depressirostris Nichols, 1925
Pseudorasbora fowleri (non Nichols, 1925)
Pseudorasbora monstrosa Nichols, 1925
Pseudorasbora parva
Pseudorasbora parva parvula Nichols, 1929
Pseudorasbora parva tenuis Nichols, 1929
Pseudorasbora parvus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Short Description

This zooplanktivorous fish has an elongated body, slightly flattened on sides, resembling that of the species of the genus Gobio. Maximum size up to 110 mm, though most individuals are 80-90 mm in length and 17.1-19.2 g in body mass. The coloration is similar in both sexes, with grey back, light sides and belly passing from yellowish-green to silver.