Schizothorax beipanensis Yang, Chen & Yang, 2009
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Schizothoracinae
Max. size:  16.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Asia: China. The species is known from the upper tributaries of the Beipan Jiang (a tributary of the Pearl River) drainage area (Ref. 80483).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 8. Schizothorax beipanensis is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: absence of horny sheath on the lower jaw; upper lip developed; lower lip developed, trilobed; postlabial groove continuous, with a minute median lobe. Schizothorax beipanensis can be distinguished from S. griseus by the absence (vs. presence) of black spots on the flank, along the lateral line; distal 20-25 % of the last unbranched dorsal-fin ray soft (vs. strong); rostral barbel not reaching (vs. reaching) the middle of the eye; eye diameter 58.5-120.1 % length of maxillary barbel (vs. 33.4-93.7 %). Schizothorax beipanensis is most similar to S.heterophysallidos, from which it is distinguished, however, by the unique air bladder of the latter (Ref. 80483).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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