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Southern Yunling Mountains Series Ep. 4: Rare fish in Erhai Lake



Schizothorax taliensis is a fish species endemic to the highlands of Asia that mainly lives in Erhai Lake today in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The dark stripe across their bellies looks like a gaping gash, hence the Chinese moniker "cloven belly fish." The cold-water fish travels against the current and heads for the upper reaches of Erhai Lake to lay its eggs in the shallows. Watch this episode to learn more about the species.

About 'Journeys in Nature: Southern Yunling Mountains Series'

Cangshan Mountain and the Yuanjiang River Valley in southwest China's Yunnan Province boast rich biodiversity and distinct flora and fauna. From the tree species that emerged about 60 million years ago high on the precipices to the spurge family in the dry-hot river valley savanna, you can meet diverse wildlife in amazing southern Yunling Mountains. 

For more

Southern Yunling Mountains Series Ep. 1: Delavay's firs

Southern Yunling Mountains Series Ep. 2: Can the 'winged' fruits date?

Southern Yunling Mountains Series Ep. 3: Giant freshwater snail

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by CGTN Nature film crew)

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