Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Cypriniformes  
 Family Balitoridae  
 Genus Sinogastromyzon  
  Sinogastromyzon puliensis  Liang, 1974 
Provider: Tseng, Chin-Tsian 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳&方, 1999)
Character: Snout short, wider than depth. Mouth inferior, arched; three rostral fold in front of mouth. Four maxillary barbells in a row, two pairs of mandibular barbells at corner of mouth. Body thin, posterior laterally compressed; ventral profile horizontal to origin of anal; dorsal moderately arched. Scales small, ventral surface of head, thorax and abdomen naked; lateral line scales complete. L.l.:50-65; dorsal fin rays:3+8; pectoral fin rays:10-12+12-14; pelvic fin rays:6-8+14-17; anal fin rays:2+5. Pectoral and pelvic fins laterally expanded; pelvic fin continuous to form a sucker; anus near anal fin origin; caudal fin forked. Dorsal fin origin slightly behind pelvic fin origin. Brownish. Some dark blotches along back. Black stripes on all fins. 
Habitat: Primary freshwater fish, lives in fast running water of middle and low elevation. Benthic, against running water by pelvic sucker. Polyphagia, feed on aquatic insects and diatom on rock. Migration behavior was observed in the fish ladder of Chichi Weir of 
Distribution: Endemic to western Taiwan, found in Tachia River, Tatu River, Choshui River, Tsengwen River and Kaoping River. 
Utility: Non. 
Name Code: 380993
  IUCN Red List:VU D2      Taiwan Wildlife Conservation Act- Vulerable       Chen,2012:VU Chen,2012:VU    Endemic     
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