Tibetan stone loach

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Tibetan stone loach
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Triplophysa
Species:
T. stolickai
Binomial name
Triplophysa stolickai
(Steindachner, 1866) [2]
Synonyms
  • Cobitis elegans Kessler, 1874
  • Cobitis stoličkaiprotonym
  • Nemacheilus stoliczkae
  • Triplophysa stoliczkai

The Tibetan stone loach (Triplophysa stolickai) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Nemacheilidae. The specific name is sometimes spelled stoliczkae but the original spelling used by Steindachner is stoličkai. [3] It is found in southern and central Asia. [4]

Etymology

The stone loach is named in honor of paleontologist Ferdinand Stoliczka (1838-1874). Stoliczka was the one who collected the type specimen. [5]

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References

  1. Daniels, A. (2022). "Triplophysa stolickai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2022: e.T168488A1186806. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-1.RLTS.T168488A1186806.en . Retrieved 9 January 2023.
  2. "Zur fischfauna Kaschmirs und der benachbarten Landerstriche in Wien". Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft. 16: 784–796. 1866.
  3. Wu, Y.-Y., Sun, Z.-Y. & Guo, Y.-S. (2016): A new species of the genus Triplophysa (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae), Triplophysa daochengensis, from Sichuan Province, China. Zoological Research, 37 (5): 290-296.
  4. Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2016). "Triplophysa stoliczkai" in FishBase . June 2016 version.
  5. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CYPRINIFORMES: Family NEMACHEILIDAE (r-y)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 14 April 2022.