Acrossocheilus malacopterus, a new non-barred species of cyprinid from South China

Zhang E.

Date de parution: juin 2005
Volume: 29
Number: 3
Pagination: 253-260
Editeur: Société Française d’Ichtyologie

Acrossocheilus malacopterus n. sp. is described from the Yuan Jiang (Red River) and Zhu Jiang basins in South China. It is separated from other congeners by a combination of the following characters: an inconspicuously stripped body, 16 circumpeduncular scales, 47-49 lateral line scales, depth of caudal peduncle 7.8-9.3% SL, snout length 37.9- 41.7% SL, dorsal-fin length 18.7-21.0% SL and last simple dorsal-fin ray slender with 8-10 fine serrations along posterior margin.

Mots-clés: Acrossocheilus malacopterus - Cyprinidae - New species - Pearl River - Red River - South China - Taxonomy
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