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A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Nemacheilinae), Triplophysa qilianensis sep. nov, from Qinghai, China
Li, WJ; Chen, XC; Hu, YP; Hu, YP (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Northwest Inst Plateau Biol, Key Lab Adaptat & Evolut Plateau Biota, Xining 810008, Peoples R China.
2015
Source PublicationZOOTAXA
Volume3905Issue:3Pages:418-424
AbstractA new nemacheilid loach species, Triplophysa qilianensis, is described from Heihe River in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, China. It can be distinguished from all other species of Triplophysa by the following combination of characters: body long and compressed; skin smooth, scaleless; head short (20.1-23.1% of stand length); head convex from the position of posterior nostrils; posterior chamber of air bladder completely degenerated; intestine short, bending in zig-zag patter posterior to stomach; unbranched rays of pelvic fin ii; caudal fin forked, upper lobe and lower lobe equal in length; and pointed fin tips. A key to the known species of Triplophysa from the Heihe River is provided.; A new nemacheilid loach species, Triplophysa qilianensis, is described from Heihe River in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, China. It can be distinguished from all other species of Triplophysa by the following combination of characters: body long and compressed; skin smooth, scaleless; head short (20.1-23.1% of stand length); head convex from the position of posterior nostrils; posterior chamber of air bladder completely degenerated; intestine short, bending in zig-zag patter posterior to stomach; unbranched rays of pelvic fin ii; caudal fin forked, upper lobe and lower lobe equal in length; and pointed fin tips. A key to the known species of Triplophysa from the Heihe River is provided.
KeywordTriplophysa New Species Heihe River Qinghai China
Indexed BySCI
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://210.75.249.4/handle/363003/5463
Collection中国科学院西北高原生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorHu, YP (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Northwest Inst Plateau Biol, Key Lab Adaptat & Evolut Plateau Biota, Xining 810008, Peoples R China.
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Li, WJ,Chen, XC,Hu, YP,et al. A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Nemacheilinae), Triplophysa qilianensis sep. nov, from Qinghai, China[J]. ZOOTAXA,2015,3905(3):418-424.
APA Li, WJ,Chen, XC,Hu, YP,&Hu, YP .(2015).A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Nemacheilinae), Triplophysa qilianensis sep. nov, from Qinghai, China.ZOOTAXA,3905(3),418-424.
MLA Li, WJ,et al."A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Nemacheilinae), Triplophysa qilianensis sep. nov, from Qinghai, China".ZOOTAXA 3905.3(2015):418-424.
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