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Mogurnda adspersa


Mogurnda adspersa
Purple Spotted Gudgeon
大眼彩塘鳢
This species is considered endangered across its native range, but has recently begun to appear in the hobby a little more often as a result of commercial farming. It's still by no means common though. Superficially it looks very similar to the much commoner Northern purple spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda mogurnda ), but can be distinguished by the presence of only 30-36 scales along its lateral line, (as opposed to 37-48 in M. mogurnda ), and a higher degree of red spotting in the second dorsal fin.
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