Metadata

Triplophysa luochengensis

Li, Lan, Chen and Du 2017

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

China

Types

Holotype: KIZ 2014005967 ♀ 53.8mm SL. Paratypes: PRFRI 20141122, KIZ 2014005968 - KIZ 2014005970 43.6mm - 48.3mm SL

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: A cave in Jicheng Village, Luocheng County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonamous Region, China. 24o47'55.65"N, 108o44'40.27"E.

Habitat

The stream is found 40m from, and 10m below, the cave entrance. The fish is found in pools with a substrate of mud and cobbles. Ther are >20 pools of 5-50m2 and water depth of 1-3m. Triplophysa luochengensis coexists within this cave with four other fish species: Pteorocryptis anomala (Siluridae, probably epigean and accidental), Sinocyclocheilus brevis (Cyprinidae, troglobitic), Troglonectes microphthalmus (Nemachelidae, troglobitic), and Bibarba parvoculus (Cobitidae, troglobitic). This is the only cave known with four coexisting troglobitic spcies of fishes.

Systematics

No published details.

Conservation Status

NE

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Li, J., Lan, J.H., Chen, X.Y. and Du, L.N. Journal Article 2017 Description of Triplophysa luochengensis sp.nov. (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from a karst cave in Guangxi, China
Zhang, Y., Wang, Z., Zhang, Z., Wu, M.. Chen, J. and Zhao, Y. Journal Article 2018 The complete mitochondrial genome of Triplophysa brevibarba with phylogenetic consideration