Metadata

Protocobitis polylepis

Zhu, Lu, Yang and Zhang 2008

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
CypriniformesCobitoidei Cobitidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

China

Types

Holotype: KIZ 20060001 female 33.0mm SL. Paratype: KIZ 20060002 male 26.1mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Underground water source 110m depth near the county town, Wuming County, Zhang Sheng, Guangxi Province, China. ca. 23°10'N, 108°17'E.

Habitat

No details available. The water source appears to be a pumped well judging from the photograph (Figure 117) in Lan et al. (2013).

Systematics

One of three species, all hypogean, in the hypogean-restrited genus Protocobitis, the others being Protocobitis typhlops and Protocobitis anteroventris.

Conservation Status

TLO MuG [NE]

Museum Holdings

As above only

Key References

Zhu, Y., Lü, Y.-J., Yang, J.-X. and Zhang, S. Journal Article 2008 A new blind underground species of the genus Protocobitis (Cobitidae) from Guangxi, China
Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2012 Conspectus cobitidum: An inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei)
Lan, J.H., Gan, X., Wu, T.J. and Yang, J. Book 2013 Cave fishes of Guangxi, China