Triplophysa xichouensis

Liu, Pan, Yang and Chen 2017

Triplophysa xichouensis
Photograph from Liu, Pan, Yand and Chen (2017). With permission of FSBI.
CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae






Holotype: KIZ 2013003381 63.0mm SL, Paratype: KIZ 2013003382 59.5mm SL.


Known only from the type locality: Outlet of subterranean river in Xisa Town, Xichou County, Yunnan Province, China, 23°26'16.0"N, 104°40'42.1"E.  


The true habita is not known, the animals were collected at the outlet of the cave system which has not been explored.


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

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Liu, S.W., Pan, X.F., Yang, J.X. and Chen, X.Y. Journal Article 2017 A new cave-dwelling loach, Triplophysa xichouensis sp. nov. (Teleostei Nemacheilidae) 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)