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Sinocyclocheilus brevifinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of cavefish from Guangxi, China

Home Forums Ichthyology Sinocyclocheilus brevifinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of cavefish from Guangxi, China

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    Zootaxa 3873(1)

    Abstract

    Sinocyclocheilus brevifinus sp. nov. is described from a subterranean river at Maohedong Village, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
    Region, Southern China. The new species can be distinguished from all congeners in having functional eyes,
    last simple dorsal fin ray soft and without serrations along posterior margin, eye diameter small (3.4−5.0 %SL), tip of depressed
    dorsal fin not reaching vertical at anal fin origin, tip of depressed pelvic fin far from anus, maxillary barbel not
    reaching anterior edge of operculum, rostral barbel not reaching posterior edge of operculum, scales of lateral line row
    significantly larger than those of scale rows immediately above and below lateral line, and flanks with distinct black spots
    and blotches.

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