(Gan in Lan, Gan, Wu and Yang 2013) Zhang and Zhou 2016
Oreonectes barbatus Gan in Lan, Gan, Wu and Yang 2013
Holotype: CLJH 2009080003 54.1mm SL.
Paratypes: CLJH 09080002, CLJH 09080341-CLJH 09080344, CLJH 11100411, CLJH 12030112 43.2mm - 57.3mm SL.
Known only from the type locality: A cave in Lihu Town, Nandan County, Guangxi, China (25.2oN, 107.7oE) 4484m asl.
No details published in English.
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).
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).
MuG TLO [NE]
As above only
|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|
|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|