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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 34, No. 5, 2013, pp. 459-463
Bioline Code: zr13071
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Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 34, No. 5, 2013, pp. 459-463

 en A new blind barbine species, Sinocyclocheilus anshuiensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov.(Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae)from Guangxi, China
GAN, Xi; WU, Tie-Jun; WEI, Mu-Lan & YANG, Jian

Abstract

This study describes a new blind barbine fish species, Sinocyclocheilus anshuiensis check for this species in other resources sp. nov. discovered based on five specimens collected from a cave in Luolou town, Lingyun County, Guangxi, China, in June and July 2012. Sinocyclocheilus anshuiensis is distinguished from other species of Sinocyclocheilus by having the following combination of characteristics: dorsal fin with 7 branched rays, last unbranched dorsal-fin ray weak with serrations on posterior edge of its lower part; pelvic-fin origin anterior to dorsal-fin origin; dorsal profile of head sharply uplift, a forward flesh tuber present on frontal; body covered with scales, and lateral line with 34–38 scales, lateral line scales are as big as their neighbor scales; caudal peduncle with developed fresh crests.

Keywords
Guangxi; Cyprinidae; Sinocyclocheilus; New species; Cave fishes

 
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