Triplophysa xiangxiensis (Yang, Yuan & Liao, 1986)
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  9.95 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Yuan River, China.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characters: eye absent; mouth arched; upper lip smooth and without median incision; lower lip with shallow furrows and a wide median notch; no processus dentiformis; lower jaw without median notch; anterior nostril pierced in the front side of a tube; intestine with a bend immediately behind stomach; lateral line complete, extending to caudal base; anus is situated a small distance in front of anal fin origin; first branched pectoral ray elongated, extending beyond origin of anal fin; caudal fin deeply forked; body and fins whitish; and posterior chamber of air-bladder well developed (Ref. 7410).
Biology:  Cave-restricted species.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 01.08.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 01.10.98

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