Coexisting Species

Discussions of the coexistence of cave fish species can be found in Anonymous (1976), Smith (1978), Thinès (1978) and Borowsky and Mertz (2001).

Notes on the coexistence of subterranean fishes

The total number of species in pairs and triplets is 58, which is a remarkable ~23% of all known species (247 in March 2019).

Tb indicates a troglobiotic species, EuT a eutroglophile species.

Location Species 1 Species 2/3 References
USA (Kentucky) Amblyopsis spelaea Tb Typhlichthys subterraneus Tb
USA (Texas) Trogloglanis pattersoni Tb Satan eurystomus Tb
Mexico (Yucatan) Typhlias pearsei Tb Ophisternon infernale Tb
Mexico (Acàtlan) Rhamdia reddelli Tb Rhamdia zongolicensis Tb
Cuba (Habana) Lucifuga dentata Tb Lucifuga subterranea Tb
Cuba (Matanzas) Lucifuga simile Tb Lucifuga dentata Tb
India (Kerala) Horaglanis krishnai Tb Monopterus eapeni Tb
Iraq (Haditha) Garra widdowsoni Tb Caecocypris basimi Tb
Iran (Kaaje Ru) Garra typhlops Tb Eidinemacheilus smithi Tb
Garra lorestanensis Tb
Australia (NW Cape) Milyeringa veritas Tb Ophisternon candidum Tb
Thailand Nemacheilus troglocataractus Tb Pterocryptis buccata Tb
Thailand Cryptotora thamicola Tb Schistura oedipus Tb
Thailand (Phitsanulok) Neolissochilus subterraneus Tb Schistura spiesi Tb
Brazil (Goias) Ancistrus cryptophthalmus Tb Ituglanis passensis Tb
China (Yunnan) Sinocyclocheilus anophthalmus Tb Triplophysa yunnanensis
China Sinocyclocheilus furcodorsalis Tb Triplophysa tianeensis Tb
China Sinocyclocheilus lingyunensis Tb Triplophysa lingyunensis Tb
Sinocyclocheilus microphthalmus Tb
China Sinocyclocheilus lingyunensis Tb Sinocyclocheilus microphthalmus Tb
Triplophysa lingyunensis Tb
China Sinocyclocheilus longifinus Tb
China Triplophysa macrocephala Tb Triplophysa longibarbata Tb
China Bibarba parvoculus Tb Troglonectes microphthalmus Tb
Sinocyclocheilus brevis Tb
USA (Alabama) Typhlichthys undescribed species lineage Key Cave Tb Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni Tb
China Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus Tb Triplophysa aluensis
China Protocobitis typhlops Tb Troglonectes translucens Tb
China Sinocyclocheilus tianlinensis Tb Triplophysa tianlinensis Tb
Madagascar Typhleotris madagascariensis Tb Typhleotris mararybe Tb
Madagascar Typhleotris pauliani Tb Typhleotris mararybe Tb
Australia (Barrow island) Milyeringa justitia Tb Ophisternon candidum Tb
Brazil Copionodon undescribed species Tb Glaphyropoma spinosum Tb

Location: Mexico (Yucatan)

Species 1: Typhlias pearsei Tb

Species 2: Ophisternon infernale Tb

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Location: Mexico (Acàtlan)

Species 1: Rhamdia reddelli Tb

Species 2: Rhamdia zongolicensis Tb

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Location: Cuba (Matanzas)

Species 1: Lucifuga simile Tb

Species 2: Lucifuga dentata Tb

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Location: India (Kerala)

Species 1: Horaglanis krishnai Tb

Species 2: Monopterus eapeni Tb

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Location: Iraq (Haditha)

Species 1: Garra widdowsoni Tb

Species 2: Caecocypris basimi Tb

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Location: Australia (NW Cape)

Species 1: Milyeringa veritas Tb

Species 2: Ophisternon candidum Tb

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Location: Thailand

Species 1: Cryptotora thamicola Tb

Species 2: Schistura oedipus Tb

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Location: Brazil (Goias)

Species 1: Ancistrus cryptophthalmus Tb

Species 2: Ituglanis passensis Tb

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Location: China (Yunnan)

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus anophthalmus Tb

Species 2: Triplophysa yunnanensis

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Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus furcodorsalis Tb

Species 2: Triplophysa tianeensis Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus lingyunensis Tb

Species 2: Triplophysa lingyunensis Tb

Species 3: Sinocyclocheilus microphthalmus Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus lingyunensis Tb

Species 2: Sinocyclocheilus microphthalmus Tb

Species 3: Triplophysa lingyunensis Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus longifinus Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Triplophysa macrocephala Tb

Species 2: Triplophysa longibarbata Tb

Location: USA (Alabama)

Species 1: Typhlichthys undescribed species lineage Key Cave Tb

Species 2: Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus Tb

Species 2: Triplophysa aluensis

Location: China

Species 1: Protocobitis typhlops Tb

Species 2: Troglonectes translucens Tb

Location: Madagascar

Species 1: Typhleotris madagascariensis Tb

Species 2: Typhleotris mararybe Tb

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Location: Madagascar

Species 1: Typhleotris pauliani Tb

Species 2: Typhleotris mararybe Tb

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Location: Australia (Barrow island)

Species 1: Milyeringa justitia Tb

Species 2: Ophisternon candidum Tb

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