Acrossocheilus multistriatus Lan, Chan & Zhao, 2014
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Acrossocheilinae
Max. size:  11.709 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Huaping National Nature Reserve in Guangxi, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11. Distinguished from all other barred congeners except Acrossocheilus monticola by its unique coloration pattern on the flank consisting of 8-12 vertical dark bars (vs. 5-7). Differs from A. monticola by having the following characters: a well-developed lower lip (vs. poor-developed); with or without a median interruption on lower jaw (vs. with a median interruption which wider than 1/2 mouth width); lower jaw entirely covered (vs. uncovered) by the lower lip; and body depth 22.57%-25.22% SL (vs. 25.64%-32.26% SL) (Ref. 96674).
Biology:  Inhabits rapid streams with clean, highly oxygenated water, and a boulder/pebble/gravel substrate. Coexists with other fishes which include Acrossocheilus parallens, Opsariichthys bidens, and Zacco platypus (Ref. 96674).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.01.15

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