Troglonectes maolanensis

(Li, Ran and Chen 2006)

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae


Paracobitis maolanensis  Li, Ran and Chen 2006




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

Key References

Li, W.X., Ran, J.C. and Chen, H.M. Journal Article 2006 A new species of Paracobitis from Guizhou, 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