Acheilognathus striatus Yang, Xiong, Tang & Liu, 2010

Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  5.43 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 4.5 - 7.4
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  The new species can be distinguished from all congeners by the following combined characters: a pair of relatively long barbels, slightly longer than half of eye diameter (barbels 59.8–67.2% of eye diameter); dorsal fin with three simple and 8 (54*)-9 (3) branched fin rays, anal fin with three simple and 7 (7)-8 (50*) branched fin rays; a black longitudinal stripe on body from the base of caudal peduncle, distinctly reaching anteriorly to the vertical line from the origin of dorsal fin, broader in males than in females; a scale distance between the longitudinal stripe and lateral line below the origin of dorsal fin; dorsal and anal fin margined with black band in males (Ref. 84025).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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