Metadata

Troglonectes barbatus

(Gan in Lan, Gan, Wu and Yang 2013) Zhang and Zhou 2016

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae

Synonyms

Oreonectes barbatus  Gan in Lan, Gan, Wu and Yang 2013

Country

China

Types

Holotype: CLJH 2009080003 54.1mm SL.

Paratypes: CLJH 09080002, CLJH 09080341-CLJH 09080344, CLJH 11100411, CLJH 12030112 43.2mm - 57.3mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: A cave in Lihu Town, Nandan County, Guangxi, China (25.2oN, 107.7oE) 4484m asl.

Habitat

No details published in English.

Systematics

Oreonectes barbatus was transfered to the hypogean-restricted genus Troglonectes by Zhang and Zhao (2016). Lan et al. (2013) suggest that T. barbatus is very similar to T. acrodorsalis.  They also suggest that it is close to Triplophysa longibarbata but this is clearly not a view shared by Zhang and Zhao (2016).

Conservation Status

MuG TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

As above only

Key References

Lan, J.H., Gan, X., Wu, T.J. and Yang, J. Book 2013 Cave fishes of Guangxi, China
Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H. Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China