Upper Huang He Corridor
Major Habitat Type
Drainages flowing into
Main rivers to other water bodies
This ecoregion includes the Huang He (Yellow River) basin upriver from the point it exits the Himalayas until about Guide in Qinghai Province, and the endorheic basins of Gansu.
Description of endemic fishes
1 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Delineations were determined using a bottom-up approach that employed both published and unpublished field data and expert assessment (Abell et al. 2008; Li 1981; Wu & Wu 1992; Zhang 1995). This ecoregion is delineated based on drainage (geomorphology), topography, and differences in the fauna (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2006).
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- Li, Sizhong (1981). "Studies on zoogeographical divisions for fresh water fishes of China" Beijing, China: Science Press.
- Zhang, J. M. (1995) Fishes of the Heilungjiang Heilungjiang Scientific Press : Harbin
- Wu, Yunfei;Wu, Cuizhen (1992). "The fishes of the Qinghai-Xizang plateau" Chengdu, China: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology.