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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011, pp. 208-211
Bioline Code: zr11029
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011, pp. 208-211

 en A new loach, Oreonectes luochengensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov. (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China
Yang, Jian; Wu, Tie-Jun; Wei, Ri-Feng & Yang, Jun-Xing

Abstract

A cave-dwelling loach, Oreonectes luochengensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov. has been described based on collections from a cave in Tianhe town, Luocheng, Guangxi, China in September 2008. It can be distinguished from all known Oreonectes species by the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays 3, 7; anal-fin rays 2, 5; pectoral-fin rays 1, 11-12; pelvic-fin rays 1, 7 and 14-16 branched caudal-fin rays; head compressed; eyes present; surface of lower lip covered with shallow longitudinal groove; dorsal-fin origin posterior to vertical line of pelvic-fin origin; caudal peduncle without caudal-adipose keels; edge of caudal fin truncation; tiny scales present under skin; no cephalic lateral-line system; body pink in living status, without pigments in adult, after fixed in formalin, body yellowish, non-transparent, no markings on body side.

Keywords
Guangxi; New species; Balitoridae; Oreonectes

 
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