Sinocyclocheilus huangtianensis Zhu, Zhu & Lan, 2011
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  9.14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: cave of Hejiang River (tributary of the Pearl River) in Guangxi, China.
Diagnosis:  Similar to Sinocyclocheilus jii, distributed in Hejiang and Sinocyclocheilus guilinensis distributed in Lijiang by having a soft dorsal spine without serration and normal eyes. Differs from these 2 species by the combination of the following characters: 52-59 scales on lateral line; 17-23 scale rows above lateral line; 16-17 scale rows below lateral line; 40-46 scales around caudal peduncle; 9-10 gill rakes; eye diameter/SL 4.3-5.4%; interorbital width/SL 9.2-9.6%; and mouth width/SL 6.0-7.3% (Ref. 86810).
Biology:  A cave-inhabitant (Ref. 86810).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.05.11
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.07.15

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