Acheilognathus striatus Yang, Xiong, Tang & Liu, 2010
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Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  5.43 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 4.5 - 7.4
Distribution:  Asia: China. Lower Yangtze River, Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province. Presently only known from upper part of Le’an River, around Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province, China. Le’an River drains into the Poyang Lake, which in turn flows into lower reaches of the Yangtze River(Ref. 84025).
Diagnosis:  The new species can be distinguished from all congeners by the following combined characters: a pair of relatively long barbels, slightly longer than half of eye diameter (barbels 59.8–67.2% of eye diameter); dorsal fin with three simple and 8 (54*)-9 (3) branched fin rays, anal fin with three simple and 7 (7)-8 (50*) branched fin rays; a black longitudinal stripe on body from the base of caudal peduncle, distinctly reaching anteriorly to the vertical line from the origin of dorsal fin, broader in males than in females; a scale distance between the longitudinal stripe and lateral line below the origin of dorsal fin; dorsal and anal fin margined with black band in males (Ref. 84025).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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