Metadata

Paralepidocephalus translucens

Liu, Yang and Chen 2016

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
CypriniformesCobitoidei Cobitidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

China

Types

Holotype: KIZ 2012000542 50.5mm SL.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Outlet of a subterranean river in a cave, draining to Nanpanjiang River, Luoxiong Town, Luoping County, Yunnan, China, 24°50'35"N, 104°23'12"E.

Habitat

https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Paralepidocephalus-yui.htmlNot known, the fish is only known from the cave entrance and the cave has not been explored. P. translucens coexists with Sinocyclocheilus rhinocerous at this site.

Systematics

There are currently only two species in the genus Paralepidocephalus, the second being the epigean Paralepidocephalus yui Tchang 1935. Paralepideocephalus guishanensis Li 2004 is a synonym of P. yui (Liu, Yang and Chen 2106).

Conservation Status

TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Liu, S.W., Yang, J.X. and Chen, X.Y. Journal Article 2016 Paralepidocephalus translucens, a new species of loach from a cave in eastern Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Cobitidae)