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Triplophysa lixianensis  He, Song & Zhang, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335);  lixianensis: Named for the Chinese name Lixian, where the type specimens were collected.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 75016).   Subtropical

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Asia: Zagunao River of the upper Yangtze River drainage in China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75016)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 7. Distinguished from all its congeners by possessing a unique combination of the following characters: posterior chamber of gas bladder absent or greatly reduced; caudal peduncle columnar with a roughly round cross-section at its beginning; anterior edge of lower jaw completely exposed or uncovered by lower lip; intestine short, forming a zigzag loop below stomach; origin of dorsal fin closer to the base of caudal fin than to snout tip; pelvic fin insertion anterior to dorsal-fin origin; snout length 50.6-57.5% HL; eye diameter 12.3-15.4% HL; caudal peduncle length 25.1-27.1% SL; anal fin with 5 branched rays; lower lip greatly furrowed with two thick lateral lobes; and body smooth or naked (Ref. 75016).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rocky bottom with gravels and cobbles (Ref. 75016). Syntopic with a river loach Oreias dabryi and a cyprinid species Gymnocypris potanini where they may forage together (Ref. 75016).

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He, C., Z. Song and E. Zhang, 2008. Triplophysa lixianensis, a new nemacheiline loach species (Pisces: Balitoridae) from the upper Yangtze River drainage in Sichuan Province, South China. Zootaxa 1739:41-52. (Ref. 75016)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00318 - 0.01437), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .