Discogobio propeanalis Zheng & Zhou, 2008
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  9.07 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Shundianhe, a tributary of the Red River in Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Differs from all its congeners by the following characters: oral sucking disc large with posterior edge beyond 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; central freshly pad of disc nearly oblong; interorbital width beyond half of HL (50.6-58.5% HL); pelvic-fin beyond anal-fin origin; anus closer to anal-fin origin, anus to anal-fin origin distance less than 25% posterior end of pelvic-fin base to anal-fin origin distance; head length 20.6-24.4% SL; head depth 14.4-16.6% SL (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 in the water body. Reported by local people to feed mainly on algae and aquatic plants (Ref. 75176).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.04.08

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