Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 93–97 | Cite as

A new species of genus Pseudogyrinocheilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Guangxi, China

  • Lan-Ping Zheng
  • Xiao-Yong ChenEmail author
  • Jun-Xing YangEmail author


A new species, Pseudogyrinocheilus longisulcus, was discovered from a tributary of Pearl River in Jingxi Co., Guangxi, China, The new species can be distinguished from other species of Pseudogyrinocheilus by the following combination of characteristics: prolonged post-labial grooves, and extended antero-medially close to anterior end of middle lower lip, but not meeting with its counterpart; posterior margin of lower lip free; scales of abdomen from thorax to pectoral-fin base embedded under skin; lateral-line scales 40–42; dark stripe longitudinal along lateral line on flank. The key to the species of Pseudogyrinocheilus is provided.


Cyprinidae Pseudogyrinocheilus New species Guangxi China 



We express our particular thanks to Mr. Lan JH for collecting the specimens of Pseudogyrinocheilus longisulcus. This work was supported by National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (2007CB411600) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (30730017). We thank Yuangee Wong for helping to revise the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and EvolutionKunming Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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