|This is Sinocyclocheilus tileihornes|
"I am working in Asia to photograph the cave life of South China and Northwest Thailand. This all goes toward finishing a grant funded biodiversity book that I have been working on. I hope to provide blog updates throughout this 3 week long trip.
The Asiatic genus of fish, Sinocyclocheilus, has a number of species that have become cave adapted to varying degrees. They have to be among the strangest of freshwater fish that I have ever seen. Several of the unique characters to some of the cave adapted species are horn like structures on their heads or massive bumped foreheads. Another character is a flattened, spoon-like snout and mouth. Here are some more examples of cave adapted Sinocyclocheilus:
|This is Sinocyclocheilus furcodorsalis|