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Triplophysa longliensis  Ren, Yang & Chen, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335);  longliensis: Derived from the Chinese Pinyin Longli (type locality) and Latin suffix (ensis).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Yudonghe River, a small tributary of Pearl River in Guizhou Province, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93055)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 42. Diagnosed by having the following characters: skin smooth and scaleless; lateral line complete; head tapering and relatively narrow (head length 22.3-26.1% SL); eyes small (eye diameter 9.5-11.5% HL); lips thin and smooth; lower jaw spoon-like; anterior trunk subcylindrical and laterally compressed posteriorly; caudal peduncle slender and compressed, length 15.7-18.7% SL; posterior chamber of air bladder highly developed, long and bag-shaped, tip reaching origin of pelvic fin; intestine short, bending in zigzag shape behind stomach; insertion of pelvic fin posterior to dorsal-fin origin; dorsal-fin origin closer to snout tip than to caudal-fin base; caudal fin deeply forked, upper lobe obviously longer than lower one; pelvic-fin tip reaching to anus (Ref. 93055).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ren, Q., J.-X. Yang and X.-Y. Chen, 2012. A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae), Triplophysa longliensis sp. nov, from Guizhou, China. Zootaxa 3586:187-194. (Ref. 93055)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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