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A New Blind Subterranean Species of  the Genus  Bibarba  from Yunnan, China

YANG Hongfu, CHEN Ziming, LI Weixian   

  1. (1.School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China; 2. Fisheries Administration of Qiubei, Wenshan  663200, Yunnan China;3. Heilongtan Reservoir of Shilin, Kunming 652200, China)
  • Online:2020-01-25 Published:2020-01-19
  • About author:YANG Hongfu (1964-),male, born in Qiubei County, Yunnan Province, senior agronomist, mainly engaged in the promotion of fishery technology and conservation of rare and endemic fish resources.


In October 2015,a new species of the family Cobitidae, Bibarba wenliuensis sp. nov., was discovered from underground water in Qiubei County, Yunnan Province, China. It can be distinguished from its two congeners by the following combination of characteristics: body with no pigments and no scales, head smaller, eyes degenerated completely, dorsal fin with 6 branched rays, dorsal fin origin posterior to vertical of pelvic-fin origin, caudal-peduncle length 25.0% of SL, shorter rostral barbels, longer maxillo-mandibular barbels, caudal peduncle with long and distinct dorsal and ventral crests.

Key words: Bibarba, cave fish, new species, Cobitidae

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