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is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Cirrhinus
Cirrhinus is a genus of cyprinid fish found in Asia.- Species :* Cirrhinus caudimaculatus * Cirrhinus cirrhosus * Cirrhinus fulungee...
Chinese mud carp are mainly distributed in Pearl River
The Pearl River or less commonly, the "Guangdong River" or "Canton River" etc., , is an extensive river system in southern China. The name Pearl River is usually used as a catchment term to refer to the watersheds of the Xi Jiang , the Bei Jiang , and the Dong Jiang...
, Min River in People's Republic of China
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and Red River in Vietnam
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The Chinese language is a language or language family consisting of varieties which are mutually intelligible to varying degrees. Originally the indigenous languages spoken by the Han Chinese in China, it forms one of the branches of Sino-Tibetan family of languages...
standard name is ). It is called in Cantonese
Cantonese is a dialect spoken primarily in south China.Cantonese may also refer to:* Yue Chinese, the Chinese language that includes Cantonese* Cantonese cuisine, the cuisine of Guangdong province...
as , or . Vietnamese
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name is .
- Labeo collaris Nichols and Pope, 1927
- Cirrhinus melanostigma Myers, 1931
- Cirrhinus chinensis Bǎnǎrescu, 1972
Relationship with humans
Chinese mud carp is an important food fish in Guangdong Province. It is also cultured in this area and Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...
Cantonese cuisine comes from Guangdong Province in southern China and is one of 8 superdivisions of Chinese cuisine. Its prominence outside China is due to the great numbers of early emigrants from Guangdong. Cantonese chefs are highly sought after throughout the country...
or Shunde cuisine often use this fish to make fish balls and dumplings. With douchi
Douchi , also called Chinese fermented black beans , is a flavoring most popular in the cuisine of China, and is used to make black bean sauce....
or Chinese fermented black beans (fried dace with salted black beans, for example), it is popular in Chinese society; it is served cooked with vegetables, such as Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage can refer to two distinct varieties of Chinese leaf vegetables used often in Chinese cuisine. These vegetables are both related to the Western cabbage, and are of the same species as the common turnip...