|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Xiurenbagrus dorsalis Li-Hui Xiu, Jian Yang & Hui-Fang Zheng, 2014|
|Type Locality||Guihong 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.|
|Etymology||The 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.|
|Size||49mm or 1.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Xiurenbagrus 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 Remarks||The only known specimen was collected from an underground stream with substrate of small rock.The stream flowed across the bottom of a well.|
|Distribution||Xiurenbagrus dorsalis is presently known only from the type locality.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa 3835 (3): 376–380.|
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|Last Update||2016 Jan 31 23:45 (species record created: 2014 Jul 19 23:02)|