Sinocyclocheilus yaolanensis Zhou, Li & Hou, 2009
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  12.452 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Liujiang River in China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Similar to Sinocyclocheilus donglanensis and Sinocyclocheilus altishoulderus, but distinguished from these two species by having lateral line scales larger than that of body scales (vs. lateral scales equal body scales), 12~14 gill-rakers (vs. 10~12 and 0~12 and 4~5), 3 rows of pharyngeal teeth, 2.3.4/4.3.2 are different with 2.3.5/5.3.2 of Sinocyclocheilus altishoulderus (Ref. 82586). Description: D, iii-8; A, ii-5; P, i-15-16; V, ii-8 (Ref. 82586).
Biology:  Inhabits subterranean river (Ref. 82586).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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