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Triplophysa jiarongensis  Lin, Li & Song, 2012

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Xijiang system in Guizhou Province, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91758)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 38. Distinguished from its congeners by the possession of the following combination of characters: highly developed pectoral fin, reaching the origin of pelvic fin; emarginate caudal fin; distal margin of dorsal fin truncate; dorsal-fin origin posterior to vertical line of pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin tip reaching beyond anus; distal margin of anal fin truncate; adipose-like fin present, along dorsal and ventral edge of caudal peduncle; dorsal fin with 8 branched rays; pectoral fin with 11 branched rays; total vertebrae 4 + 34; pigmentation degenerated; body scaleless and smooth; eyes completely degenerated; and anterior chamber of air-bladder wrapped in body capsule, posterior chamber of air-bladder well developed (Ref. 91758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Lin, Y., C. Li and J.-K. Song, 2012. A new species of Troglobitic loach (Cypriniformes, Balitoridae), Triplophysa Jiarongensis, from Guizhou, China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 37(3):640-647. (Ref. 91758)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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