(Tang, Zhao and Zhang 2012) Zhang and Zhou 2016
Oreonectes elongatus Tang, Zhao and Zhang 2012
Holotype: ASIZB [now NZMC] 189288 78.2mm SL. Paratypes: ASIZB [now NZMC] 189289 78.1mm SL, SCAU 20100106 76.4mm SL
Type locality: Donglei Cave, Mulun Township, Huanjiang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Known also from a small number of other caves in the same area, including Shangzhaida Cave.
No details are provided of the habitats where the fishes were collected.
The closest known taxon may be Troglonectes translucens.
There are 19 described species in the genus Troglonectes (Eschmeyer 2022), all expect one are hypogean fishes with reduced eyes, reduced pigment and reduced scales. The only epigean member of the genus is Troglonectes hechiensis Zhao, Liu, Du and Luo 2021. The epigean species is a member of a monophyletic group which also contains T. furcocaudalis, T. daqikongensis, T. jiarongensis and T. shuilongensis (Zhao, Liu, Du and Luo 2021).
As above only.
|Tang, L., Zhao, Y.H. and Zhang, C.G.||Journal Article||2012||A new bling loach, Oreonectes elongatus sp. nov. (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Guangxi, China|
|Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H.||Book||2016||Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China|
|Huang, J.Q., Yang, J., Wu, Z.Q. and Zhao, Y.H.||Journal Article||2019||Oreonectes guilinensis (Teleostei, Cypriniformes, Nemacheilidae), a new loach species from Guangxi, China|
|Zhao, L.-X., Liu, J.-H., Du, L.N. and Luo, F.G.||Journal Article||2021||A new loach species of Troglonectes (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Guangxi, China|