Sinocyclocheilus angularis

Zheng and Wang 1990







Holotype: ZMC 860215, 93mm SL. Paratypes: ZMC 860214, 104mm SL; ZMC 860219 66mm SL. The second paratype (860219) is deposited at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Academia Sinica, Wuhan, China.


Known only from the type locality: An unnamed cave in Panxian County, Guizhou Province, China (25o26’N, 104o45’E).


No details of the habitat are provided with the original description.


A member of the subfamily Barbinae. Wang and Chen (1998) revised the diagnosis of the genus Sinocyclocheilus.

Biological Notes

Panotrechus pilosus Tian and Zhou 2023 (Coleptera: Carabidae: Trechini, Platynini) is known from Wojiao Dong Cave, Baotian Zhen, PanzhouShi, Luipanshui Shi, western Guizhou, China (25.40° N / 104.74°E, 1593 m asl (Tian et al 2023). It is reported to share the cave with Sinocyclocheilus angularis and may forn part of the food supply for the fish. Whether this is the same cave as the type, and only known locality, for S. angularis is not currently known.

Conservation Status

TLO [VU D2:2.3:1996]

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

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Zheng, J. Z. and Wang, J. Journal Article 1990 Description of a new species of the genus Sinocyclocheilus from China (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae)
Chen, Y.R. and Yang, J.X. Journal Article 1993 Species and origin of cave dwelling Sinocyclocheilus fishes
Chen, Y.R. and Yang, J.X. Journal Article 1993 A synopsis of cavefishes from China
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)
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, Y.H. and Zhang, C.G. Book 2009 Endemic fishes of Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in China - Species diversity, cave adaptation, systematics and zoogeography
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
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
Niu, C., Luo, J., Yang, J. and Zhao, Y. Journal Article 2018 Length–weight relationships of four cavefish species from China
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
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
Yin, Y.H., Zhang, X.-H., Wang, X.-A.,Li, R.-H., Zhang, Y.-W., Shan, X.-X., You, X.-X., Huang, X.-D., Wu, A.-L., Wang, M., Pan, X.-F., Bian, C., Jiang, W.-S., Shi, Q., Yang, J.X. Journal Article 2021 Construction of a chromosome-level genome assembly for genome-wide identification of growth-related quantitative trait loci in Sinocyclocheilus grahami (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae)
Luo, Q. and Zhang, R. Journal Article 2021 The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic analysis of Sinocyclocheilus angularis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae)
Duan, Y.-F., Li, M., Xu, K.-W., Zhang, L. and Zhang, L.-B. Journal Article 2021 Protect China’s karst cave habitats
Zhao, Y., Huang, Z., Huang, J., Zhang, C. and Meng, F. Journal Article 2021 Phylogenetic analysis and expression differences of eye‐related genes in cavefish genus Sinocyclocheilus
Li, R., Wang, X., Bian, C., Gao, Z., Zhang, Y., Jiang, W., Wang, M., You, X., Cheng, L., Pan, X., Yang, J. and Shi, Q. Journal Article 2021 Whole-genome sequencing of Sinocyclocheilus maitianheensis reveals phylogenetic evolution and immunological variances in various Sinocyclocheilus fishes
Tian, M., He, L. and Zhou, J. Journal Article 2023 New genera and new species of cavernicolous beetles from southwestern China (Coleoptera:Carabidae: Trechini, Platynini)