Hyaline fish

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Hyaline fish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Sinocyclocheilus
Species: S. hyalinus
Binomial name
Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus
Y. R. Chen & J. X. Yang, 1993

The hyaline fish (Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae. This threatened species is found only in Yunnan in China. Like many other cavefish, it lacks scales, pigmentation and external eyes.[2] The first recorded description of an obligate cavefish involved this species, when mentioned in 1540 in the travel notes of Yingjing Xie, a local governor of Guangxi.[3]


  1. ^ Kottelat, M. 1996. Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Sinocyclocheilus hyalinus" in FishBase. April 2017 version.
  3. ^ Ma, L.; and Y.-H. Zhao (2012). Cavefish of China. Pp. 107—125 in: White, W.B.; and D.C. Cuvier, editors. Encyclopedia of Caves. Elsevier. ISBN 9780123838322