Triplophysa crassicauda (Herzenstein, 1888)

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  10.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Known only from the type locality from Bajan Gol River in Quaidam, Qinghai Province, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 44-44. Distinguished from its very similar species, Triplophya leptosoma, by having the following characters: very wide trunk (the maximum thickness significantly exceeds the maximum depth); comparatively deeper body, caudal peduncle and dorsal fin; more posterior position of the beginning of the dorsal fin; larger ventroanal distance (16.4% SL); anus, settles out of the beginning of the anal fin to more than the orbit diameter (Ref. 57946).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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