Triplophysa rosa Chen & Yang, 2005
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Dongba Cave in Chongqing, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Distinguished from other members of the genus by having the following combination of characters: eyes vestigial; dorsal-fin with 9 branched rays; pectoral fin with 12 branched rays; pelvic fin with 7 branched rays; anal fin with 6 branched rays; caudal fin with 7+7 branched rays; distal margin of dorsal fin concave; tip of pelvic fin surpasses vertical level of anus; caudal fin deeply forked; whole body scaleless and colorless (Ref. 57680).
Biology:  Found in a pool, 581 m underground. The pool has an altitude of 314 m above sea level (Ref. 57680).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.11.06
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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