Triplophysa laticeps Zhou & Cui, 1997
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Pelvic fin origin under the base of the first to second branched dorsal fin ray; pelvic fin not reaching anus which is situated 1-1.5 eye diameter in front of anal-fin origin; caudal fin deeply emarginate, tips rounded.
Biology:  The type locality is a small stream. The water at the type locality was clear with a moderate to swift current; substrate was gravel. The only other species collected at this locality was Schistura macrotaenia (Yang, 1990). From stomach content analysis, specimens contained mainly aquatic plants and a few aquatic insects.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Nagassar, Nerissa - 28.08.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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