Triplophysa anshuiensis

Wu, Wei, Lan and Du 2018

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae






Holotype: KIZ 2012005747 65.2mm standard length. Paratype KIZ 2012005746 68.5 mm SL.

Zoobank registered


Known only from the type locality: A karst cave at Anshui Village, Lingyun County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China (24.3632N, 106.7412E) Altitude 719 m.


An underground stream was found about 40 m from and 10 m below the entrance to a cave. Triplophysa anshuiensis inhabits pools in which the substratum is mud and cobblestones Pools are interconnected by underwater
channels. No other species were recorded in this cave.


No published details known. A good comparison of subterranean Triplophysa species is provided by Wu et al. (2018).

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Wang, Y., Shen, Y., Feng, C., Zhao, K., Song, Z., Zhang, Y., Yang, L. and He, S. Journal Article 2016 Mitogenomic perspectives on the origin of Tibetan loaches and their adaptation to high altitude
Li, J.X. Wang, Y., Jina H.F.,Li, W.J., Yan, C.C., Yan, P.F., Zhang, X.Y., He, S.P. and Song, Z.B. Journal Article 2017 Identification of Triplophysa species from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) and its adjacent regions through DNA barcodes
Wu, T.-J., Wei, M.-L., Lan, J.-H. and Du, L.-N. Journal Article 2018 Triplophysa anshuiensis, a new species of blind loach from the Xijiang River, China (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae)
Wu, W.J., He, A.Y., Yang, J.X. and Du, L.N. Journal Article 2018 Description of a new species of Triplophysa (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Guizhou Province, China
Yang, X., Liu, H., Ma, Z., Zou, Y., Zou, M., Mao, Y., Li, X., Wang, H., Chen, T.,Wang, W. and Yang, R. Journal Article 2019 Chromosome‐level genome assembly of Triplophysa tibetana, a fish adapted to the harsh high‐altitude environment of the Tibetan Plateau
He, Y. and He, D.K. Journal Article 2023 X-ray microtomography study of cranium, pectoral fin and girdle, and Weberian Apparatus development in juvenile Triplophysa stewarti (Nemacheilidae)