Triplophysa tianxingensis

Yang, Li and Chen 2016

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae






Holotype: HRSC 20151002001 118.0mm SL. Paratypes: HRSC 20151002002-6, HRSC 20151004001-2, KIZ 2015005390, KIZ 2015005391.


Known only from the type locality: a seasonal outlet of subterranean water, Longtao Village, Tianxing Township, Qiubei County, Yunnan Province, China. 23o56’29”N, 104o13’04”E.


Not known, the animal was collected from the resurgence and no details of the cave are known.


No information is available. A good comparison of subterranean Triplophysa species is provided by Wu et al. (2018).

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Yang, H.-F., Li, W.-X. and Chen, Z.-M. Journal Article 2016 A new cave species of the genus Triplophysa from Yunnan, 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
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)