Paraqianlabeo lineatus Zhao, Sullivan, Zhang & Peng, 2014
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  8.08 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Wu-Jiang and Chishui-He rivers, Yangtze River basin in Guizhou Province, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Paraqianlabeo lineatus can be diagnosed by having longitudinal dark stripe along side of body. It possesses a uniquely modified oromandibular morphology; i.e., arched, wide, rudimentary sucker formed by raised front and lateral margins of lower lip, postlabial groove and mental groove between middle and lateral lobes of lower lip chevron-shaped. Other unique combination of characters useful to identify this species include: anteroventral margin of rostral cap arched, thin and papillose; rostral cap not overlying upper lip, upper lip connected with lower lip around corners of mouth; well developed upper lip free from upper jaw; lower lip divided into two lateral fleshy lobes and one central plate, these two lateral fleshy lobes small and short, median lobe of lower lip large; anterior and anterolateral edges of upper and lower lip finely papillose; shallow, straight groove between lower lip and lower jaw; lower jaw bearing thin, cornified cutting edge; scales in ventral medial region from pectoral fins to pelvic fins half-hidden and subcutaneous; 3 scale rows below lateral line; and 7½-8 branched dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 96827).
Biology:  Found in hill streams with clear water and sluggish flow over gravel substrate. Observed to swim slowly and hide among the rocks. Collected together with only two other cyprinid species: Carassius auratus and Pseudorasbora parva (Ref. 96827).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.07.15
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.07.15

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