Luciobrama macrocephalus

Luciobrama macrocephalus, the long spiky-head carp, is a species of cyprinid fish that is found in China and Vietnam. It is the only member of its genus, and is classified as data deficient by the IUCN.[1] It is found in rivers and lakes. Larger fish, over 30 centimetres (12 in) live nearer the bottom and the smaller specimens are found higher in the water column. They are partially migratory.[2] It has not been recorded from its spawning sites since 1988.[1]

Luciobrama macrocephalus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Luciobrama
Bleeker, 1870
L. macrocephalus
Binomial name
Luciobrama macrocephalus
(Lacépède, 1803)
  • Synodus macrocephalus Lacepède, 1803
  • Luciobrama typus Bleeker, 1871
  • Luciobrama longiceps Pellegrin, 1907


  1. ^ a b c Huckstorf, V. (2012). "Luciobrama macrocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T166103A1111639. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T166103A1111639.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Luciobrama marocephalus" in FishBase. October 2019 version.