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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009, pp. 195-198
Bioline Code: zr09030
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009, pp. 195-198

 en A New Nemacheiline Loach of Genus Yunnanilus (Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China— Yunnanilus jinxiensis check for this species in other resources
Zhu, Yu; Du, Li-na; Chen, Xiao-yong & Yang, Jun-xing

Abstract

A nemacheiline loach Yunnanilus jinxiensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov. has been discovered in collections from a Pearl River Drainage in Ludong village, Jingxi county, and Guangxi of China in May 2008. Yunnanilus jinxiensis is a new member of the Yunnanilus pleurotaenis check for this species in other resources group. It can be distinguished from all other congeners in this group by the following characters: body entirely covered by scales, except between pectoral fins and pelvic fins; lateral line present, with 15–20 pores; dorsal fin with 8 branched rays; pectoral fin with 13–14 branched rays; the air bladder has two chambers, the anterior ones into bony capsules and a large free posterior chamber, filling body cavity; caudal fin slightly emarginated; body depth 3.9–4.6 times the standard length (SL); head length 4.1–4.4 times SL; caudal peduncle depth 7.5–9.0 times SL; eye diameter 5.5–6.7 times the head length (HL); interorbital width 2.2–2.4 times HL.

Keywords
Yunnanilus; Nemacheilinae; Balitoridae; Guangxi; Pearl River

 
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