Yang, Chen and Li 2020
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.
There are currently three species in the genus and it is certainly possible that the subterranean species (B. parvoculus and B. wenliuensis) are directly evolved from the surface species (B. bibarba). It would be very interesting to attempt to cross breed the cave and surface species to see if they were still reproductively compatible, as are the surface and subterranean species of Astyanax in Mexico.
As above only.
- Chen, Y-X. and Chen, Y-F. (2007)
- Kottelat, M. (2012)
- Lan, J.H., Gan, X., Wu, T.J. and Yang, J. (2013)
- Wu, T.J., Yang, J. and Xiu, L.H. (2015)
- Chen G.-J., Liao W. and Lei X.-Q. (2015)
- Bohlen, J., Li, F. and Šlechtová, V. (2019)
- Yang, H., Chen, Z. and Li, W. (2020)
- He, Y., Chen, Y., Yang, J. and Page, L.M. (2021)
|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.|
|He, Y., Chen, Y., Yang, J. and Page, L.M.||Journal Article||2021||Phylogenetic analysis and osteological comparison of the cave-dwelling spined loach, Bibarba parvoculus (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae), and its surface congener|