Sinocrossocheilus labiatus Su, Yang & Cui, 2003
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  7.27 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Tongzi River in China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0; Vertebrae: 41-41. Body size very small (3.2-7.2 cm SL); eye large (23.3%-30% of head width), center lobe of lower lip broadened (62.5%-76.9% of mouth width), papillate band of lower lip wide (55%-120% of eye diameter), 22 predorsal scales, ventral fin never reaching anus, anterior chamber slender (its length 1.5-2.5 times that of anterior one) (Ref. 50421).
Biology:  Found in the Tongzi River, exclusively under rocks of the lower layer of fast-flowing parts or montane streams (Ref. 50421).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 23.01.04
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.03.10

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