Triplophysa rosa sp. nov.: a new blind loach from China
Authors: Chen, X. Y.; Yang, J. X.
Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 66, Number 3, March 2005 , pp. 599-608(10)
Abstract:A new blind loach of Triplophysa Rendahl 1933 was collected from a subterranean pool in a cave at Wulong County, Chongqing City, China, in November 2002. The new species, named Triplophysa rosa sp. nov., can be distinguished from its congeners by the following unique characters: eyes vestigial; 9 branched dorsal‐fin rays; 12 branched pectoral‐fin rays; 7 branched pelvic‐fin rays; 6 branched anal‐fin rays; 7 + 7 branched caudal‐fin rays; distal margin of dorsal‐fin concave; tip of pelvic‐fin surpasses vertical level of anus; caudal‐fin deeply forked; whole body scaleless and colourless.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Systematic Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223, China
Publication date: March 1, 2005