Triplophysa yunnanensis

Yang in Wu 1990

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae






Holotype: KIZ 874200. Paratypes: KIZ 874197, 874199, 874500, 874501. Data from Eschmeyer (1998).


Known only from the type locality: Jiuxiang Limestone Cave, Jiuxiang, Yiliang County, Yunnan, China (25o24’N, 103o27’E). Sinocyclocheilus anophthalmus is also found in this cave.


No published details available.


Most closely related to Triplophysa nanpanjiangensis (Yang and Chen 1993). A good comparison of subterranean Triplophysa species is provided by Wu et al. (2018).

Conservation Status


This species is known from one site only and is therefore VU D2.

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Yang, J. X. Book Section 1990 Nemacheilinae (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae)
Yang, J. X. and Chen, Y. R. Journal Article 1993 The cavefishes from Jiuxiang Limestone Cave of Yunnan, China with reference to character evolutions
Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H. Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China
Wu, W.J., He, A.Y., Yang, J.X. and Du, L.N. Journal Article 2018 Description of a new species of Triplophysa (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Guizhou Province, China
Zhang, Y., Wang, Z., Zhang, Z., Wu, M.. Chen, J. and Zhao, Y. Journal Article 2018 The complete mitochondrial genome of Triplophysa brevibarba with phylogenetic consideration
Yang, X., Liu, H., Ma, Z., Zou, Y., Zou, M., Mao, Y., Li, X., Wang, H., Chen, T.,Wang, W. and Yang, R. Journal Article 2019 Chromosome‐level genome assembly of Triplophysa tibetana, a fish adapted to the harsh high‐altitude environment of the Tibetan Plateau
He, Y. and He, D.K. Journal Article 2023 X-ray microtomography study of cranium, pectoral fin and girdle, and Weberian Apparatus development in juvenile Triplophysa stewarti (Nemacheilidae)