Upper Huang He
Major Habitat Type
Drainages flowing into
Main rivers to other water bodies
Huang He, Qinghai Lake
This is part of the Huang He (Yellow River) basin on the Central Asian Plateau, upriver of Guide (Qinghai Province), and endorheic basins of Qinghai.
Description of endemic fishes
8 endemic species
Justification for delineation
Delineations were determined using a bottom-up approach that employed both published and unpublished field data and expert assessment (Abell et al. 2008). This area is distinguished as its own zoogeographic region according to Li (1981), Wu and Wu (1992), and Zhang (1995). The ecoregion has low richness, but a high percentage of endemics (M. Kottelat pers. comm. Jan. 16, 2006).
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- Li, Sizhong (1981). "Studies on zoogeographical divisions for fresh water fishes of China" Beijing, China: Science Press.
- Wu, Yunfei;Wu, Cuizhen (1992). "The fishes of the Qinghai-Xizang plateau" Chengdu, China: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology.
- Zhang, J. M. (1995) Fishes of the Heilungjiang Heilungjiang Scientific Press : Harbin