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Morphological variations of Schizothoracinae species in the Muzhati River
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2013
© 2013 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Journal of Applied Ichthyology
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 359–365, April 2014
How to Cite
Nie, Z.-L., Wei, J., Ma, Z.-H., Zhang, L., Song, W., Wang, W.-M. and Zhang, J. (2014), Morphological variations of Schizothoracinae species in the Muzhati River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30: 359–365. doi: 10.1111/jai.12376
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 16 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 2013
- Tarim University
- The Headmaster Funding. Grant Number: TDZKSS07007
- Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 30960299, 31160526
This paper reports on the morphological variations of six Schizothoracinae species, including Aspiorhynchus laticeps, Schizothorax biddulphi, Schizothorax eurystomus, Schizothorax barbatus, Schizothorax intermedia, and Diptychus maculatus, the first reference to the morphological characters of these species. Based on the results from the cluster analysis, S. biddulphi and S. eurystomus are the most morphologically similar, with their Euclidean distances within 0.0167; their morphological similarity to S. intermedia, A. laticeps, and D. maculatus is gradually reduced, with an increase in the Euclidean distance from 0.0317 to 0.5765.