Pseudosinocyclocheilus jinxiensis

(Zheng, Xiu and Yang 2013) Zhang and Zhao 2016



Sinocyclocheilus jinxiensis  Zheng, Xiu and Yang 2013




Holotype: GIF 20110400108 106.6mm SL. Paratypes: KIZ 2011002802 107.4mm SL. Plus 3 non-type specimens 110.5mm - 123.7mm SL.


Known only from the type locality: Xiaolong Spring, Xiaolong Village, Xinjin Town, Jinxi County, Zuojiang River drainage, Guangxi, China, elevation 754 meters. 23°10'03.73"N, 106°25'41.11"E


The true habitat is not known, the fishes were captured from a spring.


Zhang and Zhao (2016:96) errected the, currently monotypic, genus Pseudosinocyclocheilus for this species as it differs in a number of ways from Sinocyclocheilus. In a thorough phylogenetic classification of the Cypriniformes Tan and Armbruster (2018) placed Pseudosinocyclocheilus as incertae sedis within Cyprinidae as they were unable to determine the subfamily into which to place it.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only

Key References

Romero, A., Zhao, Y.H. and Chen, X.Y. Journal Article 2009 The hypogean fishes of China
Zhao, Y.H. and Zhang, C.G. Book 2009 Endemic fishes of Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in China - Species diversity, cave adaptation, systematics and zoogeography
Zhao, Y.H., Gozlan, R.E. and Zhang, C.G. Journal Article 2011 Out of sight out of mind: current knowledge of Chinese cave fishes
Zheng, Hui-Fang, Xiu, LH and Yang, J Journal Article 2013 A new species of Barbine genus Sinocyclocheilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Zuojiang River drainage in Guangxi, China
Yang,J., Chen,X., Bai,J., Fang,D., Qiu,Y., Jiang,W., Yuan,H., Bian,C., Lu,J., He,S., Pan,X., Zhang,Y., Wang,X., You,X., Wang,Y., Sun,Y., Mao,D., Liu,Y., Fan,G., Zhang,H., Chen,X., Zhang,X., Zheng,L., Wang,J., Cheng,L. Journal Article 2016 The Sinocyclocheilus cavefish genome provides insights into cave adaptation
Xing, Y.C., Zhang, C.G., Fan, E.Y. and Zhao, Y.H. Journal Article 2016 Freshwater fishes of China: species richness, endemism, threatened species and conservation
Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H. Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China
Chen, H., Li, C., Liu, T., Chen, S. and Xiao, H. Journal Article 2019 A metagenomic study of intestinal microbial diversity in relation to feeding habits of surface and cave-dwelling Sinocyclocheilus species