Triplophysa (Rendahl)

Jinlu Li, Naifa Liu & Junxing Yang, 2007, A brief review of Triplophysa (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) species from the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang, China, with description of a new species., Zootaxa 1605, pp. 47-58: 47

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Triplophysa (Rendahl)
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[[ Triplophysa (Rendahl)  ]]

The genus Triplophysa (Rendahl 1933)  is one of the most diverse lineages of the Nemacheilinae loaches comprising approximately 100 nominal species (Prokofiev 2004; Tang 2005). The Tarim River is the longest inland river in China, and fishes in the Tarim Basin have been investigated by many authors since Kessler (1874). Eleven valid species of Triplophysa  have previously been recorded in the Tarim River system (Fang 1935; Jayaram 1981; Zhu 1989; Wu & Wu 1991; Prokofiev 2002): T. microps (Steindachner 1866)  , T. stoliczkae (Steindachner 1866)  , T. ladacensis ( Guenther 1868)  , T. tenuis (Day 1877)  , T. yarkandensis yarkandensis (Day 1877)  , T. bombifrons (Herzenstein 1888)  , T. incipiens (Herzenstein 1888)  , T. stenura (Herzenstein 1888)  , T. orientalis (Herzenstein 1888)  , T. microphysa (Fang 1935)  , and T. zamegacephala (Zhao 1985)  . Among our collections from the Tarim River in 2004, T. stewarti (Hora 1922)  is a new record, and some specimens represent an undescribed species.