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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 30, No. 4, 2009, pp. 445-448
Bioline Code: zr09068
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2009, pp. 445-448

 en Oreonectes macrolepis check for this species in other resources , A New Nemacheiline Loach of Genus Oreonectes (Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China
Huang, Ai-min; Du, Li-na; Chen, Xiao-yong & Yang, Jun-xing


A nemacheiline loach, Oreonectes macrolepis check for this species in other resources sp. nov. has been recognized based on collections from a Pearl River Drainage in Maonan County, Huanjiang City, Guangxi, China, in June 2008. Oreonectes macrolepis is a new member of the O. furcocaudalis group. It can be distinguished from all its congeners in this group by the following characters: body entirely covered by scales, except between pectoral fins and pelvic fins; lateral line present, with 5–12 pores; cephalic lateral line system with 3+7 infraorbital pores and 7–8 supraorbital; Head length 2.3–2.7 times head width in nose; head length 1.4–1.8 times maximum head width; Standard length 7.0–10.8 times caudal-peduncle depth.

Oreonectes; Nemacheilinae; Balitoridae; Guangxi

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