(Lu Chuan Mu Cao)
[synonyms] seven star fish (Xue de? Systematic zoology), flower fish (Chinese animal atlas? Fish), Coilia Coilia (Luchuan materia medica).
[source] it is the meat of Channa Argus.
[animal morphology] Channa Argus
The body is slightly cylindric in shape, and the rear part is laterally flat. The total length is about 30 cm. Head slightly pointed, head with large scales, mouth large, end position, mouth crack inclined, mandible slightly protruding. There are teeth in both mandible, hoe bone and operculum, and large teeth in mandible. Lateral scales 59-62. The dorsal fin is 47, the pectoral fin is 14, the anal fin is 29, and there is no ventral fin. Caudal fin elliptic. The body color is brown and gray, the abdomen color is light, and there are 11 "V" shaped black lines on the side of the body. At the base of the caudal fin and above the pectoral fin, there is a large black spot. There are many small white spots on the head, back and side of the body. There were 2 black lines on each side from the gill cap to the back of the eye.
It lives in the lush place of freshwater river and feeds on small fish. It is distributed all over the south of the Yangtze River.
[nature and taste] Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "Gan, Ping. "
[function indications] Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "Nourishing Yin, strengthening muscles and bones. Treatment of yin deficiency, limb weakness. "
[usage and dosage] oral administration: boiled, 2-4 Liang.
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