Cyprinus yunnanensis Tchang

Yunnan Carp (Cyprinus yunnanensis)

The Yunnan Carp was described in 1933; it was restricted to Lake Qilu in Yunnan, China.

The littoral zone of the lake was destroyed by agricultural development, leading to a drop in the water level due to water extraction; furthermore, many species of foreign fish appear to have been introduced to the lake and probably feeding upon the eggs and larvae of the native fish species.

The Yunnan Carp was last found in the 1970s and is now apparently extinct.


edited: 15.02.2024