Sinocyclocheilus gracilicaudatus Zhao & Zhang, 2014
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  9.47 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Pearl (Zhujiang) River basin in China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 5-5; Vertebrae: 37-39. This species differs from its congeners by having the following combination of characters: eyes present, normal; well scaled, except head; lateral line curved with 59-64 scales; body shape normal; dorsal-fin spine half-hard; 8 gill rakers; 8 predorsal vertebrae; length of caudal peduncle 21.3-22.7% of SL; depth of caudal peduncle 10.5-12.0% SL (Ref. 95062).
Biology:  Found in a subterranean river of a cave (Ref. 95062).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.04.14

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