Triplophysa tenuis (Day 1877)

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: 54

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Triplophysa tenuis (Day 1877)


[[ Triplophysa tenuis (Day 1877)  ]]

Li (1979) regarded T. tenuis (Day)  as a synonym of T. stoliczkae  , but Wu et al (1999) regarded it as a synonym of T. tenuicauda (Steindachner 1866)  . We are inclined to support Wu’s view on the basis of the round caudal peduncle, dorsal fin origin position and thick lips, but the status of T. tenuis  requires more study, especially its type material.