Tanichthys albonubes S. Y. Lin, 1932

White Cloud Mountain minnow



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aphyocypris pooni Herre, 1939


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1980?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology











Original scientific description:

Lin, S. Y. (1932). New cyprinid fishes from White Cloud Mountain, Canton [J]. Lingnan Science Journal, Canton 11(3): 379-383.

Other references:

Chan, Bosco Pui Lok. and Chen, X.-l. (2009). Discovery of Tanichthys albonubes Lin 1932 (Cyprinidae) on Hainan Island, and notes on its ecology. Zoological research 30(2): 209-214.

Chen, W.-X. 2006. Study on natural habitat and food habit of Tanichthys albonubes. M Sc Thesis, Jinan University.

Chen, X., J.-H. Pan, Z. Liu and D. Liang. 1991. The freshwater fishes of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Science and Technology Press, Guangzhou.

Cui, K. (2013). Tanichthys albonubes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 27 April 2015.

Kottelat, M. 2001. Freshwater fishes of northern Vietnam. A preliminary check-list of the fishes known or expected to occur in northern Vietnam with comments on systematics and nomenclature. The World Bank, Washington DC.

Li, Chao et al. (In Press, 2023). Deep genome-wide divergences among species in White Cloud Mountain minnow Tanichthys albonubes (Cypriniformes: Tanichthyidae) complex: Conservation and species management implications. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Luo, Jin-Zhen et al. (2015). Population genetic structure in wild and hatchery populations of white cloud mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes): Recommendations for conservation. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 62: 142-150. [Abstract]

Wang, S. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals. Pisces. National Environmental Protection Agency.

weitzman and evers, trop. fish hob., sept. 1999

Yi, Z.-S., Chen X.-L., Wu J.-X., Yu S.-C., Huang C.-E. 2004. Rediscovering the wild population of white cloud mountain minnows (Tanichthys albonubes Lin) on Guangdong Province. Zoological Research 25: 551.

Yue, P.-Q. and Chen, Y.-Y. 1998. China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals, Pisces [in Chinese with English translation]. Science Press, Beijing.

Zhao, Jun et al. (2017). Genetic diversity and population history of Tanichthys albonubes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): Implications for conservation. Aquatic Conservation. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2840 [Abstract]

Zheng, C.-Y. 1989. Fishes of the Zhujiang river. Science Press, Beijing.


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