Xiurenbagrus dorsalis

Yang and Zheng 2014

Xiurenbagrus dorsalis


Xiurenbagrus dorsalis  Lan, Gan, Wu and Yang 2013 nomen nudum




Holotype and only known specimen: GIF 2011050901 60.5mm TL, 49.4mm SL.


Known only from the type locality: Guihong village, Gucheng Town, Fuchuan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Elevation 190 meters. 24°47'30.97"N, 111°19'50.62"E.


Discovered in a well with a small stream with a substrate of small rocks. Nothing is known of the true habitat.


This species is has many autapomorphies compared to the other two species in the genus, Xiurenbagrus xiurenensis Yue in Zheng 1981 and Xiurenbagrus gigas Zhao, Lan and Zhang 2004. It was placed in this genus because of the presence of two patches of vomerine teeth which are not found in the other genera with Amblycipitidae.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Zheng, P.-S. Book 1981 Freshwater fishes of Guangxi Province.
Chen, XP and Lundberg , JG Journal Article 1995 Xiurenbagrus, a new genus of amblycipitid catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes), and phylogenetic relationships among the genera of Amblycipitidae.
Zhao, YH, Lan, JH and Zhang, CG Journal Article 2004 A new species of amblycipitid catfish, Xiurenbagrus gigas (Teleostei: Siluriformes), from Guangxi, China
Lan, JH, Gan, Xi, Wu, TJ and Yang, J Book 2013 Cave fishes of Guangxi, China
Xiu, L.-H., Yang, J. and Zheng, H.-F. Journal Article 2014 An extraordinary new blind catfish, Xiurenbagrus dorsalis (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Amblycipitidae), from Guangxi, China
Fenolio, Dante B. Book 2016 Life in the dark. Illuminating biodiversity in the shadowy haunts of Planet Earth
Xing, YC, Zhang, CG, Fan, EY and Zhao, YH Journal Article 2016 Freshwater fishes of China: species richness, endemism, threatened species and conservation
Zhang, C. G. and Zhou, YH Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China