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Triplophysa rosa  Chen & Yang, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335);  rosa: Named from the Latin rose, referring to the Hongmeigui (Red Rose) Caving Club..   More on author: Yang.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical; 13°C - ? (Ref. 57680), preferred ?

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Asia: Dongba Cave in Chongqing, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57680)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 9. Distinguished from other members of the genus by having the following combination of characters: eyes vestigial; dorsal-fin with 9 branched rays; pectoral fin with 12 branched rays; pelvic fin with 7 branched rays; anal fin with 6 branched rays; caudal fin with 7+7 branched rays; distal margin of dorsal fin concave; tip of pelvic fin surpasses vertical level of anus; caudal fin deeply forked; whole body scaleless and colorless (Ref. 57680).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a pool, 581 m underground. The pool has an altitude of 314 m above sea level (Ref. 57680).

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Chen, X.Y. and J.X. Yang, 2005. Triplophysa rosa sp. nov.: a new blind loach from China. J. Fish Biol. 66:599-608. (Ref. 57680)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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