Triplophysa jiarongensis

Lin, Li and Song 2012

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae


Oreonectes jiarongensis   Xu, Deng and Zhou (2017)




Holotype: SOU 10111801. Paratypes: SOU 10111802 (1), 10111803 (1).


Known only rom the type locality: Shuijingwan Cave, Jiarong Town, Libo County, Guizhou Province, China. 25°28'12.89”N, 108°06'34.35”E, altitude 634m.


The original description placed this species in Triplophya and this is followed in the authoritative summary of world loaches by Kottelat (2012:127) and by Zhang and Zhao (2016:138). Xu, Deng and Zhou place it in Oreonectes but without explanation. Kottelat and Zhang and Zhao are followed here.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2012 Draconectes narinosus, a new genus and species of cave fish from an island of Halong Bay, Vietnam (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H. Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China
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