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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3905.1.9

A new species of Bibarba (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from Guangxi, China

TIE-JUN WU, JIAN YANG, LI-HUI XIU

Abstract


A new loach species of the genus Bibarba is described from a cave (Hongshuihe River basin) in Guangxi, China. The new species, Bibarba parvoculus, can be distinguished from its only congener Bibarba bibarba by pigmentation patterns on fins and side of the body, shape of snout, counts of fin rays, eye diameter, caudal-peduncle length, and preanal length.

 


Keywords


Bibarba, new species, Cobitinae, China

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References


Chen, Y.X. & Chen, Y.F. (2007) Bibarba bibarba: a new genus and species of Cobitinae (Pisces: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from Guangxi Province (China). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 246, 103–113.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcz.2007.02.002

Chu, X.L. & Chen, Y.R. (1989) The Fishes of Yunnan, China. Part I: Cyprinidae. Science Press, Beijing, 377 pp. [in Chinese]


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