Anabarilius macrolepis Yih & Wu, 1964



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1981 (Zhou, 2011)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Yilong Lake, Yunnan Province, China (southwest)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Yih, P.-L. and Wu, C.-K. (1964). Abramidinae, pp. 63-120. In: The cyprinid fishes of China (Wu, ed.).

Other references:

Cao, Liang, Zhang ,E., Zang, Chunxin and Cao, Wenxuan. (2016). Evaluating the status of China’s continental fish and analyzing their causes of endangerment through the red list assessment. Biodiv. Sci. 24(5): 598-609. [Abstract]

Jiang, C-L. and Xu, L-H. 1996. Diversity of aquatic actinomycetes in Lakes of the Middle Plateau, Yunnan, China. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62(1): 249-253.

Luo, Y. and Chen, Y. 1998. Cultrinae. In: Y.Y. Chen, X.L. Chu, Y.L. Luo, Y.R. Chen, H.Z. Liu, M.G. He et al. (ed.), Fauna Sinica. Osteichthyes. Cypriniformes II, pp. 112-207. Science Press, Beijing.

Zhou, W. (2011). Anabarilius macrolepis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 04 May 2013.

Zhou, W. 2011. Anabarilius macrolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166049A6178632. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Zhou, W. and Cui, G.-H. 1992. Anabarilius brevianalis, a new species from the Jinshajiang River basin, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 3(1): 49-54.

Zhou, W. and He, J.-C. 1989. A new species of dwarfism in Yunnanilus (Cypriniformes: cobitidae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 14(3): 380-384.


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