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Morphological variations of Schizothoracinae species in the Muzhati River

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  • Z.-L. Nie,

    1. Key Laboratory of Tarim Animal Husbandry Science and Technology, Xinjiang Production & Construction Group/College of Animal Science, Tarim University, Alaer, China
    2. College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
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  • J. Wei,

    1. Key Laboratory of Tarim Animal Husbandry Science and Technology, Xinjiang Production & Construction Group/College of Animal Science, Tarim University, Alaer, China
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  • Z.-H. Ma,

    Corresponding author
    1. South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou, China
    • Author's address: Zhenhua Ma, South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou 510300, China.

      E-mail: zhenhua.ma@hotmail.com

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  • L. Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Tarim Animal Husbandry Science and Technology, Xinjiang Production & Construction Group/College of Animal Science, Tarim University, Alaer, China
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  • W. Song,

    1. College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
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  • W.-M. Wang,

    1. College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
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  • J. Zhang

    1. South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Guangzhou, China
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Summary

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.

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