Yaoshania pachychilus

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Familia: Gastromyzontidae
Genus: Yaoshania
Species: Yaoshania pachychilus


Yaoshania pachychilus (Chen, 1980)

  • Syntypes: Mus. Inst. Hydrobiol. Acad. Sinica (7).
  • Type locality: Mountain stream of West River, Guangxi Province, China.
  • Etymology: the specific epithet is a combination from the Greek pachys (= thick), and cheilos (= lip); in reference to the enlarged lip lamina of this species, and yaoshania: named from Dayaoshan, the mountain from where the type species was discovered.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Panda Loach


  • Chen, Y.-Y. (1980). Systematic studies of the fishes of the family Homalopteridae of China II. Classification of the fishes of the subfamily Gastromyzoninae. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica 7 (1): 95–120.
  • Yang, J., Kottelat, M., Yang, J.-X. & Chen, X.-Y. 2012. Yaoshania and Erromyzon kalotaenia, a new genus and a new species of balitorid loaches from Guangxi, China (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Zootaxa 3586: 173–186. Preview PDF Reference page