Sinocyclocheilus macrophthalmus Zhang & Zhao, 2001
photo by CAFS

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
 Max. size:  4.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: China.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 39-39. Distinguished from all congeners, but is similar to Sinocyclocheilus macrolepis and Sinocyclocheilus macroscalus, by having no frontlet, scales and complete lateral line (Ref. 81095).
 Biology:  Inhabits cave (Ref. 81095).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.07.03
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.06.09

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