Cobitis leptosoma Chen, Sui, He & Chen, 2015
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  8.82 cm SL (male/unsexed); 11.74 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: River Lijiang, River Pearl basin in Guangxi, China
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Cobitis leptosoma differs from other species of the Cobitis by the combination of the following characters: mental lobes undeveloped, with bluntly rounded tips; round subdorsal scales, with a slightly large focal area, and 19-25 radial grooves; males possess a long knifeshaped lamina circularis at the bases of the second pectoral-fin ray, and a sharp and nearly filamentous tip of the pectoral-fin ray; bicuspid suborbital spine, with a long processus latero-caudalis; four Gambetta pigment lines, L2 usually absent, L5 with 10-12 oval blotches; and a round or oblong spot smaller than or equal to the eye diameter on the upper part of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 118058).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.06.18

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