Homatula wuliangensis Min, Yang & Chen, 2012
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  19.11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Can be distinguished by the following diagnostic characters: extremely long upper lobe of caudal fin relative to lower lobe; adipose keel developed as high and long ridge, extending anteriorly almost to posterior margin of dorsal-fin base; very closely aligned lateral bars on body, numbering more than 22 (22-26); body scaled; vertebrae 4+41- 42 (Ref. 93044).
Biology:  Inhabits streams of mountain valleys in areas with swift current over rocky and stony substrates, interspersed with sand and gravel in higher elevation reaches (1781 m asl) and in areas with slower current in the lower reaches (1274 m asl) (Ref. 93044).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.09.13

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