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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 37, No. 5, 2016, pp. 290-295
Bioline Code: zr16043
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Zoological Research, Vol. 37, No. 5, 2016, pp. 290-295

 en A new species of the genus Triplophysa check for this species in other resources (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae), Triplophysa daochengensis, from Sichuan Province, China
Wu, Yu-Yi; Sun, Zhi-Yu & Guo, Yan-Shu

Abstract

Triplophysa daochengensis sp. nov. is described from the Daocheng River, a northern tributary of the Jinsha River in Sichuan Province, China. The new species can be distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: body smooth and scales absent; lateral line complete; caudal peduncle compressed, depth unchanging; head length equal to caudal-peduncle length; lower jaw shovel-shaped; dorsal-fin origin anterior to pelvic-fin origin and closer to the tip of the snout than to the caudal-fin base, last unbranched ray hard; pelvic-fin tip not reaching anus; posterior chamber of gas bladder absent; intestine of spiral type with three winding coils.

Keywords
Nemacheilidae; Triplophysa; New species; Sichuan

 
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