Sinocyclocheilus brevis

Lan and Chen in Chen and Lan 1992







Holotype: IHASW 87087496. Paratypes: IHASW 87077469 (1), 87077471 (1), 8707747-48 (1, 1), 87077493 (1).


Luocheng County, ca. 24°47'N, 108°53'E, Guangxi, China. This species coexists with Troglonectes microphthalmus and Bibarba parvoculus.

Biological Notes

Lunghi et al. (2019) conducted a morphometric study of eight species of Sinocyclocheilus. They showed that S. brevis had fully developed eyes. They had samples from one site only (24.78oN, 108.9oE). The smallest sample was 29.24mm SL and the largest 156.11mm SL with a mean of 90.48mm SL.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Internet Resources

Lunghi et al. (2019) Open Access paper

Key References

Chen, J.X. and Lan, J.H. Journal Article 1992 Description of a new genus and three new species of fishes from Guangxi, China (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae, Cobitidae)
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