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 ~25% of all known species (231 in March 2018).

Tb indicates a troglobiotic species, EuT a eutroglophile species.

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

Location: Mexico (Yucatan)

Species 1: Typhlias pearsei Tb

Species 2: Ophisternon infernale

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Location: Mexico (Acàtlan)

Species 1: Rhamdia reddelli

Species 2: Rhamdia undescribed species

References:

Location: Cuba (Matanzas)

Species 1: Lucifuga simile

Species 2: Lucifuga dentata

References:

Location: India (Kerala)

Species 1: Horaglanis krishnai

Species 2: Monopterus eapeni

References:

Location: Iraq (Haditha)

Species 1: Garra widdowsoni

Species 2: Caecocypris basimi

References:

Location: Australia (NW Cape)

Species 1: Milyeringa veritas

Species 2: Ophisternon candidum

References:

Location: Thailand

Species 1: Cryptotora thamicola

Species 2: Schistura oedipus

References:

Location: Brazil (Goias)

Species 1: Ancistrus cryptophthalmus

Species 2: Ituglanis passensis

References:

Location: China (Yunnan)

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus anophthalmus

Species 2: Triplophysa yunnanensis

References:

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

Species 2: Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus

Species 2: Triplophysa aluensis

Location: China

Species 1: Protocobitis typhlops

Species 2: Troglonectes translucens Tb

Location: China

Species 1: Sinocyclocheilus tianlinensis

Species 2: Triplophysa tianlinensis

Location: Madagascar

Species 1: Typhleotris madagascariensis

Species 2: Typhleotris mararybe

Location: Madagascar

Species 1: Typhleotris pauliani

Species 2: Typhleotris mararybe

Location: Australia (Barrow island)

Species 1: Milyeringa justitia

Species 2: Ophisternon candidum