Rhodeus shitaiensis Li & Arai, 2011

Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  6.15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Qiupu River in Anhui Province, China.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners by the combination of the following characters: branched dorsal-fin rays 9-10 (usually 9); branched anal-fin rays 9-10 (usually 9); longest simple rays of dorsal and anal fins strong and stiff, distally segmented; longitudinal scale series 35-36; pored scales 6-12; vertebrae 34-36; a transverse row of black spots on dorsal-fin membrane; color pattern in nuptial males (iris, belly and central pat of caudal fin reddish-orange, lateral scales edged with deep blue) (Ref. 86534).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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