Sinocyclocheilus brevibarbatus

Zhao, Lan and Zhang 2009







Holotype: ASIZB [now NZMC] 74228. Paratypes: ASIZB 74229 (1), 93900-04 (5).


Underground river, Chujiang (Pearl) River basin, Hongshuihe River, Gaoling Town (ca. 24°03'N, 108°02'E), Du'an County, Guangxi Province, China.

Biological Notes

Lunghi et al. (2019) conducted a morphometric study of eight species of Sinocyclocheilus. They showed that S. brevibarbatus had eyes in both fully developed and reduced states. They had samples from two sites (23.99oN, 107.99oE and 24.06oN, 108.05oE.). The smallest sample was 76.26mm SL and the largest 162.49mm SL with a mean of 112.72mm SL.

Conservation Status


Internet Resources

Lunghi et al. (2019) Open Access paper

Key References

Zhao, Y.H., Lan, J.H. and Zhang, C.G. Journal Article 2009 A new cavefish species, Sinocyclocheilus brevibarbatus (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae), from Guangxi, China
Zhang, X.-Y., Huang, Z.-Q., Ning, T., Xiang, X.H. Li, C.-Q. Chen, S.-Y. and Xiao, H. Journal Article 2018 Microscopic and submicroscopic gradient variation of olfactory systems among six Sinocyclocheilus species living in different environments
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
Li, C., Chen, H., Zhao, Y., Chen, S. and Xiao, H. Journal Article 2020 Comparative transcriptomics reveals the molecular genetic basis of pigmentation loss in Sinocyclocheilus cavefishes
Lunghi, E. and Zhao, Y. Journal Article 2020 Do Chinese cavefish show intraspecific variability in morphological 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
Wen, H., Luo., T., Wang, Y., Wang, S., Liu, T., Xiao, N. and Zhou, J. Journal Article 2022 Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the cave fish genus Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in southwest China