Sinocyclocheilus anatirostris

Lin and Luo 1986

Sinocyclocheilus anatirostris
Redrawn by Rhian Kendall from Lin and Luo (1986)


The original description of this species is entirely in Chinese and without an English summary. The following brief, and incomplete, details are taken from Chen and Yang (1993a,1993b) and other secondary sources.


Sinocyclocheilus guangxiensis  Zhou and Li 1998

Sinocyclocheilus albeoguttatus  Zhou and Li 1998




Described from a syntype series of six specimens: IHAS 83 III221-222, 84 VII223-226.


Caves in Ling-Yun and Leye counties, Guangxi, China (c. 24o45’N, 106o30’E).


Not determined.


A member of the subfamily Barbinae and closely related to Sinocyclocheilus jii (based on the number of lateral line pores). Wang and Chen (1998) revised the diagnosis of the genus Sinocyclocheilus. Clade angularis.

Conservation Status

[VU D2:2.3:1996]

(Kottelat, M. 1996. Sinocyclocheilus anatirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: Downloaded on 04 July 2017).

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Lin, R. D. and Luo, Z. Journal Article 1986 A bew blind barbid fish (Pisces, Cyprinidae) from subterranean water in Guangxi, China
Chen, Y.R. and Yang, J.X. Journal Article 1993 A synopsis of cavefishes from China
Chen, Y.R. and Yang, J.X. Journal Article 1993 Species and origin of cave dwelling Sinocyclocheilus fishes
Wang, D. and Chen, Y.Y. Journal Article 1998 On the diagnosis of Sinocyclocheilus and the taxonomic position of its closely related genus Anchicyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae: Barbinae)
Chen, YR, Yang, JX and Chen, ZM Journal Article 2001 Species and convergent evolution of cave dwelling Sinocyclocheilus species
Xiao, H, Zhang, R, Feng, J, Ou, Y., M, Li, W, Chen, S and Zan, R Journal Article 2002 Nuclear DNA content and ploidy of seventeen species of fishes in Sinocyclocheilus
Li, Z.Q., Guo, B.C., Li, J.B., He, S.P. and Chen, Y.Y. Journal Article 2008 Bayesian mixed models and divergence time estimation of Chinese cavefishes (Cyprinidae: Sinocyclocheilus)
Zhao, Y.H. and Zhang, C.G. Book 2009 Endemic fishes of Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in China - Species diversity, cave adaptation, systematics and zoogeography
Zhang, C.G. and Zhou, Y.H. Book 2016 Species diversity and distribution of inland fishes in China
Yang,J., Chen,X., Bai,J., Fang,D., Qiu,Y., Jiang,W., Yuan,H., Bian,C., Lu,J., He,S., Pan,X., Zhang,Y., Wang,X., You,X., Wang,Y., Sun,Y., Mao,D., Liu,Y., Fan,G., Zhang,H., Chen,X., Zhang,X., Zheng,L., Wang,J., Cheng,L. Journal Article 2016 The Sinocyclocheilus cavefish genome provides insights into cave adaptation
Chen, H., Li, C., Liu, T., Chen, S. and Xiao, H. Journal Article 2019 A metagenomic study of intestinal microbial diversity in relation to feeding habits of surface and cave-dwelling Sinocyclocheilus species
Lunghi, E., Zhao, Y., Sun, X. and Zhao, Y. Journal Article 2019 Morphometrics of eight Chinese cavefish species
Mao, T.-R., Liu, Y.-W., Meegaskumbura, M., Yang, J., Ellepola, G., Senevirathne, G., Fu, C.-H., Gross, J.B. and Pie, M.R. Journal Article 2020 Evolution in Sinocyclocheilus cavefish is marked by rate shifts, reversals and origin of novel traits
Zhao, Y., Zhang, C. and Proudlove, G.S. Book 2021 Fishes of the Genus Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in China. Systematics, biology, biogeography and cave adaptation
Yang, N., Li, Y., Liu, Z., Chen, Q. and Shen, Y. Journal Article 2021 Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary history of Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) species within Barbinae in China
Zhao, X., Lan, C., Yu, J., Zhou, J., Lu, X., Xiao, N., Dengban, H. and Zhou, J. Journal Article 2023 Mitochondrial genome of a typical cavefish ofSinocyclocheilus anatirostris