Heminoemacheilus hyalinus

Lan, Yang and Chen 1996

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae






Holotype: KIZ 9409005 42.0mm SL. Paratypes: KIZ 9409001-004, KIZ 9409006 37.5mm - 43.5mm SL .


Known only from the Type Locality: Underground stream at Bao'an town, ca. 24°07'N, 107°51'E, Du'an County, Guangxi Province, China.


No details provided in original description.


See comments in Kottelat 2012:84.

Luo et al. (2023) propose that this species (together with three others: the hypogean species Troglonectes acridorsalis, Oreonectes anophthalmus, Heminoemacheilus hyalinus and the epigean Heminoemacheilus parva be relocated in to the new genus Karstsinnectes. However, there is some uncertainty that this generic name was properly defined and further information is required.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Lan, J.-H., Yang, J.X. and Chen, Y.R. Journal Article 1996 One new species of cavefish from Guangxi (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae)
Romero, A., Zhao, Y.H. and Chen, X.Y. Journal Article 2009 The hypogean fishes of China
Zhao, Y.H., Gozlan, R.E. and Zhang, C.G. Journal Article 2011 Out of sight out of mind: current knowledge of Chinese cave fishes
Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2012 Draconectes narinosus, a new genus and species of cave fish from an island of Halong Bay, Vietnam (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
Lan, J.H., Gan, X., Wu, T.J. and Yang, J. Book 2013 Cave fishes of Guangxi, China
Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H. Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China
Luo, T., Yang, Q., Wu, L., Wang, Y.-L., Zhou, J.-J., Deng, H.Q., Xiao, N. and Zhou, J. Journal Article 2023 Phylogenetic relationships of Nemacheilidae cavefish (Heminoemacheilus, Oreonectes, Yunnanilus, Paranemachilus, and Troglonectes) revealed by analysis of mitochondrial genome and seven nuclear genes