Triplophysa laterimaculata Li, Liu & Yang, 2007
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
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Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Tarim Basin in China.
Diagnosis:  Differs from its congeners by having the following combination of characters: body compressed posteriorly; dorsal-fin origin closer to caudal base than to snout tip; pelvic fin insertion below 2nd-3rd branched dorsal rays, fins extending beyond anus or nearly reaching anal-fin origin; caudal fin slightly emarginate; no scales on body; lateral line complete; lips thick with strong furrows and papillae remarkable at mouth angle; anterior margin of lower lip covering anterior margin of lower jaw; intestine with 2 coils; free posterior portion of air bladder nearly equal to eye diameter, connecting to anterior encapsulated portion with long tube (Ref. 72396).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.12.07
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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