Metadata

Sinocyclocheilus sanxiaensis

Jiang, Li, Yang and Chang 2019

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
CypriniformesCyprinoideiCyprinidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

China

Types

Only a holotype as been assigned: KNHM 2019000001 164.1mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Near the north bank of the Three Gorges (Sanxia) reservoir, mainstream of the Yangtze River, Guojiaba Town, Zigui County, Hubei Province, China (30°58'09.92"N, 110°44'16.14"E altitude 144 meters). This is a long way north-east of the distribution area of all other species in the genus which are all restricted to Yunnan, Guizou and Guangxi.

Habitat

Unknown. The only known specimen was clearly out of its normal habitat when collected.

Conservation Status

TLO [NE]

Key References

Jiang, W.S., Li, J., Lei, X.Z., Wen, Z.R., Han, Y.Z., Yang, J.X. and Chang, J.B. Journal Article 2019 Sinocyclocheilus sanxiaensis, a new blind fish from the Three Gorges of Yangtze River provides insights into speciation of Chinese cavefish
Lunghi, E., Zhao, Y., Sun, X. and Zhao, Y. Journal Article 2019 Morphometrics of eight Chinese cavefish species