Triplophysa stenura is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Triplophysa . 13.8 cm (5.4 in) SL.It lives in swift-flowing streams and is known from the Upper Yangtze, Upper Mekong, Upper Salween and Upper Brahmaputra river drainages in China and Vietnam. Whether this apparently widespread species really is one species needs to be studied. It grows to
A study from the Upper Brahmaputra found Triplophysa stenura to be the most prevalent prey species for Oxygymnocypris stewartii , a large predatory cyprinid. Triplophysa stenura were present in 47% of Oxygymnocypris stewartii stomachs.
River dolphins are a polyphyletic group of fully aquatic mammals that reside exclusively in freshwater or brackish water. They are an informal grouping of dolphins, which itself is a paraphyletic group within the infraorder Cetacea. Extant river dolphins are placed in two superfamilies, Platanistoidea and Inioidea. They comprise the extant families Platanistidae, Iniidae and Pontoporiidae. There are five extant species of river dolphins. River dolphins, alongside other cetaceans, belong to the clade Cetartiodactyla, with even-toed ungulates, and their closest living relatives the hippopotamuses, from which they diverged about 40 million years ago.
The gharial, also known as the gavial or the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian in the family Gavialidae and among the longest of all living crocodilians. Mature females are 2.6–4.5 m long, and males 3–6 m. They have a distinct boss at the end of the snout, which resembles an earthenware pot known as a ghara, hence the name "gharial". The gharial is a piscivore and is well adapted to catching fish because of its long, thin snout and 110 sharp, interlocking teeth.
The Barca snakehead is a rare species of snakehead. It is endemic to the upper Brahmaputra river basin in northeastern India and Bangladesh. Records from Nepal are of doubtful validity. Overall it has been assessed as data deficient by the IUCN, and in 2014 it was assessed as critically endangered in Bangladesh by the IUCN. In Assam, it is locally known as cheng garaka or garaka cheng.
Triplophysa is a genus of fish in the family Nemacheilidae found mainly in and around the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China. Currently, the genus is a mixed assemblage of species. Some lineages have been identified and treated as subgenera, but as Wikipedia follows Fishbase for fish species these have been treated as subgenera in Wikipedia, although Kottelat and the Catalog of Fishes treat them as genera. FishBase, however, includes these in Triplophysa without specifying subgenera and treats the names given by Kottelat as synonyms.
Triplophysa xiangxiensis is a species of stone loach endemic to Yuan River in Hunan, China. It is a cave-dwelling species. It grows to 9.9 cm (3.9 in) SL.
Pseudecheneis is a genus of sisorid catfishes native to Asia.
Cavefish or cave fish is a generic term for fresh and brackish water fish adapted to life in caves and other underground habitats. Related terms are subterranean fish, troglomorphic fish, troglobitic fish, stygobitic fish, phreatic fish and hypogean fish.
The blackish stingray, Hemitrygon navarrae, is a little-known species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, found in the northwestern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of mainland China and Taiwan. This species reaches 38 cm (15 in) across and has a chocolate brown, diamond-shaped pectoral fin disc nearly as long as wide. Its whip-like tail bears three large tubercles in front of the stinging spine, as well as both dorsal and ventral fin folds with the ventral fold half as long as the disc. Caught as bycatch in bottom trawls, the blackish stingray is frequently marketed as food in China. T
Schizopygopsis younghusbandi is a species of ray-finned fish endemic to Tibet. It occurs in the Yarlung Tsangpo River drainage and in endorheic lakes in its vicinity. Schizopygopsis younghusbandi grows to about 50 cm (1.6 ft) in total length.
Triplophysa dalaica is a species of stone loach. It is only known from Hulun Lake in Inner Mongolia, China; it is believed to occur more widely as fish in this genus typically occur in running water.
Triplophysa grahami is a small species of stone loach from China. It is endemic to the Jinsha River basin in Yunnan, Southwest China. There is also a record from Lishe River, but this is believed to be a different species. It grows to 9.1 cm (3.6 in) standard length. It lives in the spaces between stones and floating grasses in slow streams.
Triplophysa microps is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Triplophysa. It is found in shallow streams at the upper reaches of the Yellow, Yangtze, Salween, Mekong, Indus and Brahmaputra Rivers and also in alpine lakes in the Tibetan plateau.
Triplophysa obtusirostra is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Triplophysa. It is endemic to Qinghai province, China, near the origin of the Yellow River.
Triplophysa orientalis is a species of stone loach. It is a freshwater fish from the Tibetan Plateau and is endemic to China; its distribution includes the upper reaches of the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, among others. It lives in a wide range of habitats, both lentic and lotic. The species is widespread but populations tend to be isolated and show high degree of genetic divergence.
Triplophysa siluroides is a large species of stone loach, which is endemic to the upper parts of the Yellow River basin in the Chinese provinces of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan.
Triplophysa stewarti is a species of stone loach in the genus Triplophysa. It lives in slow-flowing rivers and lakes among rocks and vegetation; it is found in numerous lakes and in upper Salween, Indus, and Brahmaputra drainages in Tibet as well as in Kashmir, India. It grows to 20.8 cm (8.2 in) SL.
Triplophysa tibetana is a species of stone loach in the genus Triplophysa. It is endemic to the upper Brahmaputra and upper Indus rivers in Tibet. It lives in slower flowing, shallow areas in lakes and rivers with ample aquatic vegetation. It grows to 13.3 cm (5.2 in) SL.
Chuanchia labiosa is a species of cyprinid fish that is only found in the upper reaches of the Yellow River basin in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau of China, where it mostly inhabits slow-flowing cold waters at altitudes above 3,000 m (9,800 ft). It is the only member of its genus, but is related to other schizothoracines like Aspiorhynchus, Diptychus, Gymnodiptychus, Gymnocypris, Oxygymnocypris, Platypharodon, Ptychobarbus, Schizopyge, Schizopygopsis and Schizothorax.
Oxygymnocypris stewartii is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Tibet and occurs in the Yarlung Tsangpo River and its tributaries at altitudes above 3,600 m (11,800 ft) in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is the only species in its genus.
Platypharodon extremus is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to the upper Yellow River basin in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau of China. It is the only member of its genus, but is related to other schizothoracines like Aspiorhynchus, Chuanchia, Gymnocypris, Oxygymnocypris, Ptychobarbus, Schizopyge, Schizopygopsis and Schizothorax.