Discogobio antethoracalis Zheng & Zhou, 2008
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  11.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Panlonghe of the Red River in Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Can be differentiated from all its congeners by the following characters: oral sucking disc large with posterior edge reaching vertical of anterior margin of eye; snout with small tubercles; body depth more than 17.2% SL; mid-ventral region anterior to pelvic-fin insertion scaleless; snout rounded, not projected; prepectoral length 16.3-18.3% SL; interorbital width 52.5-60.9% HL; head length 17.5-20.6% SL; head depth 13.2-14.2% SL; anus to anal-fin origin distance 25% posterior end of pelvic-fin base to anal-fin origin distance (Ref. 75176). Description: Dorsal-fin ii,8; Anal fin ii,5; Pectoral fin i13-15; Pelvic fin i8 (Ref. 75176).
Biology:  Prefers to inhabit fast-flowing water of limpid streams with cobble substrate. Reported by local people to feed mainly on algae and occasionally on aquatic plants and larvae of aquatic insects (Ref. 75176).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.04.08

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