Pseudocrossocheilus tridentis (Cui & Chu, 1986)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  12.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 40-40. Prefringe of rostral cap split into 8-12 tiny lobes; maxillary barbels shorter than eye diameter (its length 54.5%-76% of eye diameter); intestine stunt (diameter 55%-64% of eye diameter); ventral fin never reaching anus; 5-6 lateral line scales between pectoral fin tip and pelvic fin origin; pectoral fin short (16.5%-17.5% of SL); eye small (28.6%-39.3% of interorbital width); maxillary barbels almost equal to rostral barbels and shorter than eye diameter (54.7%-76% of eye diameter); papillate band on lower lip narrow (36%-40% of eye diameter); 3-4 rows of horny tubercles on tip and sides of snout limited to premargin of nostril (Ref. 50421).
Biology:  Found on the lower layer of fast-flowing rivers or montane streams (Ref. 50421).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.05.00
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.01.10

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