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Triplophysa crassicauda  (Herzenstein, 1888)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Asia: Known only from the type locality from Bajan Gol River in Quaidam, Qinghai Province, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57946)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 44. Distinguished from its very similar species, Triplophya leptosoma, by having the following characters: very wide trunk (the maximum thickness significantly exceeds the maximum depth); comparatively deeper body, caudal peduncle and dorsal fin; more posterior position of the beginning of the dorsal fin; larger ventroanal distance (16.4% SL); anus, settles out of the beginning of the anal fin to more than the orbit diameter (Ref. 57946).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Prokofiev, A.M., 2007. Materials towards the revision of the genus Triplophysa Rendahl, 1933 (Cobitoidea): Balitoridae: Nemacheilinae): a revision of nominal taxa of Herzenstein (1888) described within the species "Nemachilus" stoliczkae. and "N". dorsonotatus, with the description of the new species T. scapanognatha sp nova. J. Ichthyol. 47(1):1-20. (Ref. 57946)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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