Typhlobarbus nudiventris

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Typhlobarbus nudiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Typhlobarbus
X. L. Chu & Y. R. Chen, 1982
Species: T. nudiventris
Binomial name
Typhlobarbus nudiventris
X. L. Chu & Y. R. Chen, 1982

Typhlobarbus nudiventris is a vulnerable species of cyprinid fish endemic to Jianshui County in Yunnan, China.[2] Like other cavefish, it lacks pigmentation and its eyes are degenerated. It is the only species in its genus.[3] It reaches up to about 4.6 cm (1.8 in) in standard length.[2][4]


  1. ^ Kottelat, M. 1996. Typhlobarbus nudiventris. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b Noakes; Aldemaro; Zhao; and Zhou (2009). Chinese Fishes, p. 249. Springer Science & Business Media.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Typhlobarbus nudiventris" in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  4. ^ Shan, X., R. Lin, P. Yue and X. Chu (2000). Cyprinidae: Barbinae, pp. 3-170 in: Yue, P. (editor). Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes III. Science Press. ISBN 7030075757.