Hedinichthys yarkandensis (Day, 1877)
Kashgarian loach
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Tarim River basin.
Diagnosis:  Body comparatively deep and substantially laterally compressed. Head compressed dorsoventrally, with a protruded rostrum. Sexually mature fishes with dorsal profile of the body distinctly humpbacked. Caudal fin truncated but with a hollow. Posterior nostril beanlike, surrounding the anterior nostril posteriorly. Lateral line complete. Numerous small blackish spots on the body. No sexual dimorphism (Ref. 85843).
Biology:  Found in slow currents in lakes and pools over muddy or sandy bottom (Ref. 51717).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.05.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.04.00

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