Triplophysa orientalis (Herzenstein 1888)

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 orientalis (Herzenstein 1888)


[[ Triplophysa orientalis (Herzenstein 1888)  ]]

In our collection in the Kezile River system, only one specimen referred to T. orientalis  was present. It has the following special characteristics: lips papillated strongly; small free posterior portion of air bladder elliptic, about size of eye, reaching the posterior extremity of pectoral fin base; pelvic fins insertion under the base of 2nd branched dorsal fin ray; and PDL/SL=52%; vertebrae 4+33. More research work and more possible specimens are required to affirm its species status.