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  • Xiurenbagrus dorsalis
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Scientific NameXiurenbagrus dorsalis  Li-Hui Xiu, Jian Yang & Hui-Fang Zheng, 2014
Common Name
Type LocalityGuihong village, Gucheng Town, Fuchuan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China; May 2011; 24°47′30.97″ N, 111°19′50.62″ E, alt 190 m.
EtymologyThe specific epithet dorsalis is Latin for dorsal, in reference to the unique position of dorsal-fin origin of this species when compared with it congeners.
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Size 49mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationXiurenbagrus differs from confamilials by having two patches of vomerine teeth, lack of deep grooves along shafts of dorsal- and pectoral-fin spines, relatively acute snout and short barbels.

From original description:The species can be distinguished from congeners in having a unique combination of features, including the absence of eyes, long barbels, dorsal-fin origin posterior to vertical line at tip of pectoral fins and an adipose fin confluent with caudal fin.Body pink, without any dark pigmentation; ventral areas lighter.
General RemarksThe only known specimen was collected from an underground stream with substrate of small rock.The stream flowed across the bottom of a well.
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DistributionXiurenbagrus dorsalis is presently known only from the type locality.
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ReferencesZootaxa 3835 (3): 376–380.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2016 Jan 31 23:45 (species record created: 2014 Jul 19 23:02)