Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 100, Issue 8, pp 893–898 | Cite as

Erromyzon damingshanensis, a new sucker loach (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Gastromyzontidae) from the Pearl River drainage of Guangxi, China

  • Lihui Xiu
  • Jian YangEmail author


Erromyzon damingshanensis, a new sucker loach is described from the Pearl River drainage in Guangxi, China. The new species Erromyzon damingshanensis is distinguished from the other species of the genus in having a crescentic median lobe of the rostral fold, rostral barbels shorter than rostral fold; postlabial groove broadly interrupted medially, seven branched dorsal fin rays, 16 branched pectoral fin rays, lateral line scales 88–95, caudal peduncle depth larger than its length; body with 12 irregular bars on flank, interrupted on dorsum.


Pisces Taxonomy Hongshuihe River Erromyzon 



We would like to thank Mr. Lan Jiahu for his effort in collecting the material used in this study. This work was supported by Guangxi Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal Ecology, Guangxi Normal University (15-A-02-05) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31460556).

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Ethical approval

The research protocol of this study was reviewed and approved by the Internal Review Board of Guangxi Teachers Education University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal EcologyGuangxi Normal UniversityGuilinChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Environment Change and Resources Use in Beibu GulfGuangxi Teachers Education UniversityNanningChina

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