Onychostoma minnanensis Jang-Liaw & Chen, 2013
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Acrossocheilinae
Max. size:  12.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Julong River Basin in Fujian Province, southern China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished from other congeners by the following unique combination of characters: last simple ray of dorsal fin flexible and unserrated; squamation: lateral-line scales always 41-44 (modally 42) and predorsal scales 12-14 (modally 12); maxillary barbels 9.7-12.4 % (mean 11.2 %) in head length; rostral cap with thick upper lip and lower part of upper lip exposed; and coloration of young individuals (<75 mm SL) with random grayish-black spots near lateral-line scales (Ref. 92993).
Biology:  This species occurs in small tributaries in mountain areas where it inhabits running brooks with large rocks as well as slow-flowing pool with pool bed consisting of mud and aquatic plants (Ref. 92993).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.03.13

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