Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus Chen & Yang, 1993
Hyaline fish
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 4 m
Distribution:  Asia: Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  No externally visible eyes; no pigments nor scales. May be related to the epigean S. angustiporus (Ref. 44736).
Biology:  Cave-restricted species; prefers living and breeding in caves or underground rivers (Ref. 38444).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 29.09.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.10.06

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