Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Triplophysa: Greek, triplos = thrice + Greek, physa = tube (Ref. 45335); tianlinensis: Derived from Tianlin county where the type specimens were collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Honshui River system, Pearl River drainage, Guangxi Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117929)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Triplophysa tianlinensis is distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: 8-9 branched dorsal-fin rays; 6 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin forked and with 15-16 branched rays; pectoral fin not elongated; eye degenerated, with a black pigmented, rudimentary orbital spot; absence of scales and pigmentation on body; lateral line complete; cephalic lateralis system with 5 supraorbital, 3+10 infraorbital and 15 preoperculo-mandibular pores; and 0+10 gill rakers on the first gill arch (Ref. 117929).
Occurs in a karst cave. Co-exists with a cyprinid fish Sinocyclocheilus tianlinensis Zhou, Zhang, He & Zhou 2004 in a round pool with muddy bottom (Ref. 117929).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, J., X.-H. Li, J.-H. Lan and L.-N. Du, 2017. A new troglobitic loach Triplophysa tianlinensis (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Guangxi, China. Ichthyol. Res. 64:295-300. (Ref. 117929)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00326 - 0.01470), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .