A new species of the genus Sinocyclocheilus is described based on specimens collected from Zuojiang River drainage, Guangxi, China. The new species, named Sinocyclocheilus jinxiensis, is distinguished from all congeners by its vestigial eyes, short barbels, long pectoral fin, eight to nine branched dorsal-fin rays, last unbranched dorsal-fin ray soft with serrations on posterior edge of its lower part, and 38–41 lateral line scales.
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We are very grateful to anonymous reviewers for extensive commentary that helped to improve this paper. This study was funded by Guangxi Natural Science Foundation (2012GXNSFBA053035).
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Zheng, H., Xiu, L. & Yang, J. A new species of Barbine genus Sinocyclocheilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Zuojiang River drainage in Guangxi, China. Environ Biol Fish 96, 747–751 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-012-0068-4
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