Sinocyclocheilus donglanensis Zhao, Watanabe & Zhang, 2006
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  12.39 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Subterranean tributary of the Hongshuihe River of the Xijiang River system in Guangxi, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-10; Anal soft rays: 5-8; Vertebrae: 37-38. Differs from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: body completely scaled with well developed eyes; lateral line curved possessing 57-64 scales; pectoral fin not reaching the origin of the pelvic fin and the last unbranched ray of the dorsal fin clearly serrated along its posterior edge; 8-9 predorsal vertebrae; 8-9 gill rakers; joints of dentary-angulars not close to each other at the isthmus; and a slightly inferior mouth with the upper jaw (6.2-7.4% SL) protruding slightly beyond the lower one (5.7-6.7% SL) (Ref. 57607). Description: D iii,7; A iii,5; Pectoral i,14-15; Pelvic ii,9 (Ref. 57607).
Biology:  Inhabits subterranean river with water surface about 10-20 m inside the mouth of a small cave located about 50-100 m up from the bottom of a 4 square km lowland depression in a mountainous region (Ref. 57607). The subterranean water flows out during the flood season, making the lowland depression looks like a small lake (Ref. 57607).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.11.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.04.14

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