Sphaerophysa dianchiensis

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Sphaerophysa dianchiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Sphaerophysa
W. X. Cao & S. Q. Zhu, 1988
Species: S. dianchiensis
Binomial name
Sphaerophysa dianchiensis
W. X. Cao & S. Q. Zhu, 1988

Sphaerophysa dianchiensis is a critically endangered species of stone loach endemic to the Dian Lake in China, but it has not been confirmed in decades and is likely extinct.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Chen, X.-Y. & Jiang, Y.-E. (2008). "Sphaerophysa dianchiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Wang, Wang, Li, Du, Yang, Lassoie, and Hassan (2013). Six decades of changes in vascular hydrophyte and fish species in three plateau lakes in Yunnan, China. Biodivers. Conserv. 22: 3197–3221. doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0579-0