Cyprinus yilongensis

Extinct species of fish

Cyprinus yilongensis is an extinct species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae. It was found only in Yilong Lake, Yunnan, China. It was last seen before 1981, when the lake was drained for 20 days, presumably causing the species' extermination.


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