Bibarba wenliuensis

Yang, Chen and Li 2020

CypriniformesCobitoidei Cobitidae






Only a Holotype has been assigned: Heilongtan Reservoir of Shilin County 2015102401 55.7mm SL, 67.3mm TL.


Known only from the type locality: Huajiao Da Dong, Huajiao Village, Wenliu Township, Qiubei County, Yunnan Province, China (24o19'42.9"N, 104o25'17.6"E), 1257m asl. Qingshujiang River basin, Nanpangjiang River. All three species of Bibarba (B. bibarba, B. parvoculus and B. wenliuensis) are found in the Pearl River drainage.


The true subterranean habitat, of this very troglomorphic species, is not known.


No details published.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Chen, Y-X. and Chen, Y-F. Journal Article 2007 Bibarba bibarba: A new genus and species of Cobitinae (Pisces: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from Guangxi Province (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
Wu, T.J., Yang, J. and Xiu, L.H. Journal Article 2015 A new species of Bibarba (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from Guangxi, China
Chen G.-J., Liao W. and Lei X.-Q. Journal Article 2015 First fossil cobitid (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from Early- Middle Oligocene deposits of South China
Bohlen, J., Li, F. and Šlechtová, V. Journal Article 2019 Phylogenetic position of the genus Bibarba as revealed from molecular genetic data (Teleostei: Cobitidae).
Yang, H., Chen, Z. and Li, W. Journal Article 2020 A new blind subterranean species of the genus Bibarba from Yunnan, China.