Chen and Yang 1993
None of the specimens mentioned in Chen and Yang (1993a) are proposed as holotype so all are syntypes. Kottelat and Brehier (1999) clarify the taxonomic status of this species by erecting a lectotype.
Lectotype: KIZ 916001, 87mm SL. (Deposited in the Administrative Office of Alu Limestone Caves, Luxi County, Yunnan Province, China).
Known only from the type locality: Alu Limestone Caves, Luxi County, Yunnan Province, China (24o33’N, 103o45’E). This system consists of three caves (Luyuan Cave (700m long), Yuzhu Cave (800m) and Biyu Cave (800m)) and a single river or stream (Yusun River, 625 in length, 1700m altitude). According to the original authors this river has no obvious inlet or outlet.
Little information is available. The water is very clear with a current velocity of 0.2m/sec and a depth of 0.3-4.1m. Mean water temperature is 19oC.
A member of the subfamily Barbinae and thought to be most closely related to the sympatric Sinocyclocheilus angustiporus (based on the serrated last ray of the dorsal fin). It is suggested by Chen and Yang (1993a) that this latter species is troglophilic, preferring to live in waters very near to caves. Wang and Chen (1998) revised the diagnosis of the genus Sinocyclocheilus.
(Kottelat, M. 1996. Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T20253A9181719.en. Downloaded on 04 July 2017). Chen, Yang and Chen (2002) record that this species nearly became extinct when environmental deterioration occurred during the creation of a show cave. It may therefore require a higher threat category.
- Yijing, Jie (1541)
- Chen, Y. R. and Yang, J. X. (1993)
- Chen, Y. R. and Yang, J. X. (1993)
- Chen, Y. R., Yang, J. X. and Zhu, Z. G. (1994)
- Wang, D and Chen, YY (1998)
- Kottelat, M. and Brehier, F. (1999)
- Xiao, H, Zhang, R, Feng, J, Ou, Y., M, Li, W, Chen, S and Zan, R (2002)
- Zhao, YH and Zhang, CG (2009)
- Romero, A, Zhao, YH and Cheng, XY (2009)
- Zhao, YH, Gozlan, R. E. and Zhang, C. G. (2011)
- He, Y, Chen, XY, Xiao, TQ and Yang, JX (2013)
- Zhang, C. G. and Zhou, YH (2016)
- 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., Chen, J., R (2016)
|Yijing, Jie||Journal Article||1541||[Report of a transparent fish in the Alu Limestone Cave, Yunnan, China. Possibly Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus]|
|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|
|Chen, Y. R., Yang, J. X. and Zhu, Z. G.||Journal Article||1994||A new blind cave fish of the genus Sinocyclocheilus from Yunnan with cooments on its characteristic adaptation|
|Wang, D and Chen, YY||Journal Article||1998||On the diagnosis of Sinocyclocheilus and the taxonomic position of its closely related genus Anchicyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae: Barbinae)|
|Kottelat, M. and Brehier, F.||Journal Article||1999||Troglocyclocheilus khammouanensis, a new genus and species of cave fish from the Khammouan karst, Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)|
|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|
|Zhao, YH and Zhang, CG||Book||2009||Endemic fishes of Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in China - Species diversity, cave adaptation, systematics and zoogeography|
|Romero, A, Zhao, YH and Cheng, XY||Journal Article||2009||The hypogean fishes of China|
|Zhao, YH, Gozlan, R. E. and Zhang, C. G.||Journal Article||2011||Out of sight out of mind: current knowledge of Chinese cave fishes|
|He, Y, Chen, XY, Xiao, TQ and Yang, JX||Journal Article||2013||Three-dimensional morphology of the Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) horn based on synchrotron Xray microtomography|
|Zhang, C. G. and Zhou, YH||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., Chen, J., R||Journal Article||2016||The Sinocyclocheilus cavefish genome provides insights into cave adaptation|