Cyprinus yunnanensis Tchang, 1933

Qilu carp (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late 1970's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Qilu Lake, Yunnan Province, China


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Tchang, T.-L. (1933). The study of Chinese cyprinoid fishes, Part I. Zool. Sinica Peiping, B 2(1): i-vi, 1-247.

Other references:

Cui, K. (2011). Cyprinus yunnanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166169A6186294. Downloaded on 17 December 2015.

McAllister, D. E. (1990). A working list of fishes of the world. Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6P4, Canada.

Wang, S. (1998). China red data book of endangered animals. Pisces. National Environmental Protection Agency.

Zhao, X.-H. (2009). Research on ecological restoration and returning the pond back to the lake engineering in Qiluhu Lake of Tonghai. Environmental Science Survey 28(1): 41-44.

Zhou, W. (1990). The resource of fishes Cyprinus in Yunnan and its problems of preservation. Resource Development and Market.


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