Troglonectes furcocaudalis

(Zhu and Cao 1987) Zhang and Zhao 2016

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae


Oreonectes furcocaudalis  Zhu and Cao 1987




Holotype: IHASW 83V331 28.2mm SL.

Paratypes: IHASW 83V326 26.0mm SL, IHASW 83V330 27.0mm SL.


Known only from the type locality: Outlet of subterranean water near Rongshui County town, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China (ca. 25°04'N, 109°13'E).


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).

Conservation Status

MuG TLO [DD:3.1:2009]

Devi, R. and Boguskaya, N. 2009. Oreonectes furcocaudalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169641A6660067. Downloaded on 04 November 2019.

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Zhu, S.-Q. and Cao, W.-X. Journal Article 1987 [The noemacheiline fishes from Guangdong and Guanxi China, with descriptions of a new genus and three new species (Cypriniformes, Cobitidae)]
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