Oreonectes elongatus Tang, Zhao & Zhang, 2012
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  7.82 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Guangxi, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 38-39. This species can be distinguished from its congeners by this set of characters: the most elongated body, body depth/SL 8.62-10.68% (vs. 11.70-16.55%); eyeless; caudal fin forked; well-developed adipose crests on caudal peduncle; body naked and de-pigmented. It is similar to O. translucens by lacking eyes and with forked caudal fin, but differs from the latter by the appearance of anterior nostril (long nostril tube and barbel of the anterior nostril, 18.6-26.3% HL) and caudal crests (adipose and not transparent) as well as more counts of vertebrae (4+38-39 vs. 4+32) (Ref. 88136).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.11.11
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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