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Triplophysa lihuensis  Wu, Yang & Lan, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335);  lihuensis: Named for the town where the type specimens were collected.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Guangxi, China.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91775)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from all other congeners by having a unique combination of the following characters: eyes and scales absent; lips with furrows; outer rostral barbel longer than other 2 pairs of barbels, at 42.9%-54.5% of HL; anterior nostril with elongate barbel-like tip); dorsal-fin rays 2 (spines)/7 or 8 (branched rays); pelvic-fin rays 1/6; anal-fin rays 2/6; pectoral-fin rays 1/10-12; branched caudal-fin rays 13 or 14; distal margin of dorsal-fin truncate, dorsal fin origin much closer to caudal-fin base than snout tip; dorsal-fin origin posterior to vertical line with pelvic-fin origin; pectoral fins flabellate, pectoral-fin length 53.3%-58.0% of distance between pectoral-fin origin and pelvic-fin origin; pelvic fins short, not reaching anus; caudal fin slightly emarginate; dorsal and ventral crests present on caudal-peduncle; posterior chamber of gas-bladder developed, reaching pelvic-fin origin (Ref. 91775).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Wu, T.-J., J. Yang and J.-H. Lan, 2012. A new blind loach, Triplophysa lihuensis (Teleostei: Balitoridae), from Guangxi, China. Zool. Stud. 51(6):874-880. (Ref. 91775)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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