Cyprinus yilongensis Yang et al., 1977

Yilong carp



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1963-64

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


The lake was drained for 20 days in 1981.





Biology & Ecology









Original scientific description:

Yang et al. in: Chen, H.-L. & H.-Q. Huang. (1977). Cyprininae. Pp. 395-438. In: Zhongguo like yulei zhi. (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]

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

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. [relevant reference?]

Wang, S. (editor): 1998 China red data book of endangered animals. Pisces. National Environmental Protection Agency. Endangered Species Scientific Commision. Science Press, Beijing, China. p. 176-177.

Zheng, Z. 1963. Some materials on the growth and the relative fatness of carps from Yilung and Kunming lakes, Yunnan. Acta Zoologica Sinica 15(1): [pagination?]. [relevant citation?]

Zhou, W. (2011a). Cyprinus yilongensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 31 May 2013.

Zhou, W. 2011b. Cyprinus yilongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T6179A12546193. Accessed on 14 June 2022.


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