MN – 2016

More News 2016 – authors in alphabetical order
[Focus on fish systematic, phylogeny, synonymy and genetics]


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  • Adrian-Kalchhauser, I., Hirsch, P.E., Behrmann-Godel, J., N’Guyen, A., Watzlawczyk, S., Gertzen, S., Borcherding, J. & Burkhardt-Holm, P. (2016): The invasive bighead goby Ponticola kessleri displays large-scale genetic similarities and small-scale genetic differentiation in relation to shipping patterns.


  • Aguirre, W.E., Navarrete, R., Malato, G., Calle, P., Loh, M.K., Vital, W.F., Valadez, G., Vu, V., Shervette, V.F. & Granda, J.C. (2016): Body Shape Variation and Population Genetic Structure of Rhoadsia altipinna (Characidae: Rhoadsiinae) in Southwestern Ecuador.


  • Akhilesh, K.V., White, W.T., Bineesh, K.K., Purushottama, G.B., Singh, V.V., Singh, V.V. & Zacharia, P.U. (2016): Redescription of the rare and endangered Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis temminckii (Müller & Henle, 1839) (Carcharhiniformes:Carcharhinidae) from the northeastern Arabian Sea.


  • Andrade, M.C., Sousa, L.M., Ota, R.P., Jégu, M. & Giarrizzo, T. (2016): Redescription and Geographical Distribution of the Endangered Fish Ossubtus xinguense Jégu 1992 (Characiformes, Serrasalmidae) with Comments on Conservation of the Rheophilic Fauna of the Xingu River.



  • Andrews, K.R., Williams, A.J., Fernandez-Silva, I., Newman, S.J., Copus, J.M., Wakefield, C.B., Randall, J.E. & Bowen, B.W. (2016): Phylogeny of deepwater snappers (Genus Etelis) reveals a cryptic species pair in the Indo-Pacific and Pleistocene invasion of the Atlantic.


  • Angulo, A. & Del Moral-Flores, L. (2016): Hagfishes of Mexico and Central America: annotated catalog and identification key. Pp. 94-125 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (5): 94-125. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]




  • Armbruster, J.W., Niemiller, M.L. & Hart, P.B. (2016): Morphological Evolution of the Cave-, Spring-, and Swampfishes of the Amblyopsidae (Percopsiformes).


  • Attaran-Farimani, G., Estekani, S., Springer, V.G., Crimmen, O., Johnson, G.D. & Baldwin, C.C. (2016): Validation of the synonymy of the teleost blenniid fish species Salarias phantasticus Boulenger 1897 and Salarias anomalus Regan 1905 with Ecsenius pulcher (Murray 1887) based on DNA barcoding and morphology.
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Validation of the synonymy of Salarias phantasticus Boulenger, 1897 and Salarias anomalus Regan, 1905 with Ecsenius pulcher (Murray, 1887).



  • Azuma, N., Hagihara, S., Ichimura, M., Takagi, Y., Ura, K. & Adachi, S. (2016): Genetic characterization of Amur sturgeon Acipenser schrenckii and its hybrid caught around Hokkaido.

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  • Bae, S.E., Kim, J.-K. & Kim, J.H. (2016): Evidence of incomplete lineage sorting or restricted secondary contact in Lateolabrax japonicus complex (Actinopterygii: Moronidae) based on morphological and molecular traits.



  • Balakirev, E.S., Parensky, V.A., Kovalev, M.Y. & Ayala, F.J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the stone char Salvelinus kuznetzovi (Salmoniformes, Salmonidae).





  • Balakirev, E.S., Romanov, N.S. & Ayala, F.J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the yellow-spotted grayling Thymallus flavomaculatus (Salmoniformes, Salmonidae).




  • Balushkin, A.V. (2016): Systematics of the Antarctic thornfishes of the genus Bovichtus (Bovichtidae) of the seamounts of the New Zealand Basin.









  • Beamish, R. (2016): The structure and taxonomy of the gill pore in lampreys of the genus Entosphenus. Pp. 126-153 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (6): 126-153. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]


  • Behera, B.K., Baisvar, V.S., Kunal, S.P., Meena, D.K., Panda, D., Pakrashi, S., Paria, P., Das, P., Bhakta, D., Debnath, D., Roy, S., Suresh, V.R. & Jena, J.K. (2016): Population structure and genetic diversity of Indian Major Carp, Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822) from three phylo-geographically isolated riverine ecosystems of India as revealed by mtDNA cytochrome b region sequences.




  • Beshera, K.A., Harris, P.M. & Mayden, R.L. (2016): Novel evolutionary lineages in Labeobarbus (Cypriniformes; Cyprinidae) based on phylogenetic analyses of mtDNA sequences.


  • Bian, C., Hu, Y., Ravi, V., Kuznetsova, I.S., Shen, X., Mu, X., Sun, Y., You, X., Li, J., Li, X., Qiu, Y., Tay, B.-H., May, Thevasagayam, N.M., Komissaro, A.S., Trifonov, V., Kabilov, M., Tupikin, A., Luo, J., Liu, Y., Song, H., Liu, C., Wang, X., Gu, D., Yang, Y., Li, W., Polgar, G., Fan, G., Zeng, P., Zhang, H., Xiong, Z., Tang, Z., Peng, C., Ruan, Z., Yu, H., Chen, J., Fan, M., Huang, Y., Wang, M., Zhao, X., Hu, G., Yang, H., Wang, J., Wang, J., Xu, X., Song, L., Xu, G., Xu, P., Xu, J., O’Brien, S.J., Orbán, L., Venkatesh, B. & Shi, Q. (2016): The Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus) genome provides new insights into the evolution of an early lineage of teleosts.




  • Bogorodsky, S.V., Alpermann, T.J. & Mal, A.O. (2016): Redescription of Cheilinus quinquecinctus Rüppell, 1835 (Pisces: Perciformes, Labridae), a valid endemic Red Sea wrasse.


  • Bohlen, J., Šlechtová, V., Šlechta, V., Šlechtová, V., Sember, A. & Ráb, P. (2016): A Ploidy Difference Represents an Impassable Barrier for Hybridisation in Animals. Is There an Exception among Botiid Loaches (Teleostei: Botiidae)?


  • Boissin, E., Micu, D., Janczyszyn-Le Goff, M., Neglia, V., Bat, L., Todorova, V., Panayotova, M., Kruschel, C., Macic, V., Milchakova, N., Keskin, Ç., Anastasopoulou, A., Nasto, I., Zane, L. & Planes, S. (2016): Contemporary genetic structure and postglacial demographic history of the black scorpionfish, Scorpaena porcus, in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas.


  • Braasch, I., Gehrke, A.R., Smith, J.J., Kawasaki, K., Manousaki, T., Pasquier, J., Amores, A., Desvignes, T., Batzel, P., Catchen, J., Berlin, A.M., Campbell, M.S., Barrell, D., Martin, K.J., Mulley, J.F., Ravi, V., Lee, A.P., Nakamura, T., Chalopin, D., Fan, S., Wcisel, D., Cañestro, C., Sydes, J., Beaudry, F.E.G., Sun, Y., Hertel, J., Beam, M.J., Fasold, M., Ishiyama, M., Johnson, J., Kehr, S., Lara, M., Letaw, J.H., Litman, G.W., Litman, R.T., Mikami, M., Ota, T., Saha, N.R., Williams, L., Stadler, P.F., Wang, H., Taylor, J.S., Fontenot, Q., Ferrara, A., Searle, S.M.J., Aken, B., Yandell, M., Schneider, I., Yoder, J.A., Volff, J.-N., Meyer, A., Amemiya, C.T., Venkatesh, B., Holland, P.W.H., Guiguen, Y., Bobe, J., Shubin, N.H., Di Palma, F., Alföldi, J., Lindblad-Toh, K. & Postlethwait, J.H. (2016): The spotted gar genome illuminates vertebrate evolution and facilitates human-teleost comparisons.



  • Bräger, Z., Moritz, T., Tsikliras, A.C., Gonzalvo, J., Radulović, M. & Staszny, Á. (2016): Scale morphometry allows discrimination of European sardine Sardina pilchardus and round sardinella Sardinella aurita and among their local populations.




  • Britto Barreto, S., Nunes, L.A., Silva, A.T.d., Jucá-Chagas, R., Diniz, D., Sampaio, I., Schneider, H. & Mello Affonso, P.R.A.d. (2016): Is Nematocharax (Actinopterygii, Characiformes) a monotypic fish genus?


  • Bustamante, C., Bennett, M.B. & Ovenden, J.R. (2016): Genetype and phylogenomic position of the frilled shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus inferred from the mitochondrial genome.


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  • Cardoso, A.L., Carvalho, H.L.S., Benathar, T.C.M., Serrão, S.M.G., Nagamachi, C.Y., Pieczarka, J.C., de Sousa, L.M., Ready, J.S. & Noronha, R.C.R. (2016): Integrated Cytogenetic and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses Indicate That Two Different Phenotypes of Hypancistrus (L066 and L333) Belong to the Same Species.



  • Castilho, R. & Silva, G. (2016): The European anchovy, a genetically highly diverse species displays null within-sample haplotype diversity on a single study?



  • Chamon, C.C. (2016): Redescription of Acanthicus hystrix Agassiz, 1829 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with comments on the systematics and distribution of the genus.


  • Chang, H.-Y., Wang, W.-K., Chen, K.-N., Su, J.-K., Hsin, C.-Y., Li, J., Wang, Y.-K. & Lin, H.-D. (2016): Phylogeography and genetic structure of the endemic cyprinid fish Microphysogobio brevirostris in northern Taiwan.



  • Chen, H., Chen, X., Gu, X., Wan, H., Chen, X. & Ai, W. (2016): The phylogenomic position of the smooth lanternshark Etmopterus pusillus (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) inferred from the mitochondrial genome.


  • Chen, H., Chen, X., Yu, H. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of theTaiwan spurdog shark Squalus formosus (Squaliformes: Squalidae).


  • Chen, H., Deng, S., Yang, H., Ma, X., Zhu, C., Huang, H. & Li, G. (2016): Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of Priacanthus tayenus (Perciformes: Priacanthidae) with phylogenetic consideration.


  • Chen, H., Ding, W., Chen, X. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the smalleye pygmy shark Squaliolus aliae (Squaliformes: Dalatiidae).


  • Chen, H., Ding, W., Shan, L., Chen, X. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the blackspotted catshark Halaelurus burgeri (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae).



  • Chen, H., Yu, J., Si, R., Chen, X. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the graceful catshark Proscyllium habereri (Carcharhiniformes: Proscylliidae).


  • Chen, H., Zhou, H., Wang, X. & Chen, X. (2016): The phylogenomic position of the sabre squirrelfish Sargocentron spiniferum (beryciformes: holocentridae) inferred from the mitochondrial genome.













  • Chou, C.-E., Wang, F.-Y., Chang, S.-K. & Chang, H.-W. (2016): Complete mitogenome of three flyingfishes Cheilopogon unicolor, Cheilopogon arcticeps and Cheilopogon atrisignis (Teleostei: Exocoetidae).


  • Chow, S., Yanagimoto, T., Kurogi, H., Appleyard, S.A. & Pogonoski, J.J. (2016): A giant anguilliform leptocephalus Thalassenchelys foliaceus Castle & Raju is a junior synonym of Congriscus maldivensis (Norman 1939).


  • Ciccotto, P.J. & Page, L.M. (2016): From 12 to One Species: Variation in Lobocheilos rhabdoura (Fowler, 1934) (Cyprinidae: Labeonini).


  • Ciccotto, P.J. & Page, L.M. (2016): Revised diagnosis of the genus Gonorhynchus McClelland (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Labeonini) with redescription of G. latius (Hamilton) and revalidation of G. wattanah (Sykes).
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Crossocheilus gohama (M’Clelland, 1839) and Crossochilus rostratus Günther, 1868 are considered junior synonyms of G. latius, and a neotype is designated, for G. latius. Gonorhynchus wattanah (Sykes, 1839) from the Krishna and Godavari River basins in western India is revalidated and redescribed with the designation of a neotype. Akrokolioplax Zhang & Kottelat 2006 is a junior synonym of Gonorhynchus.


  • Coleman, R.R., Eble, J.A., DiBattista, J.D., Rocha, L.A., Randall, J.E., Berumen, M.L. & Bowen, B.W. (2016): Regal phylogeography: Range-wide survey of the marine angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus reveals evolutionary partitions between the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.





  • Corona-Santiago, D.K., Casal-López, M., Perea, S. & Doadrio, I. (2016): The complete mitogenome of the Moroccan Luciobarbus rifensis Doadrio, Casal-López & Yahyaoui, 2015 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae).



  • Costa, W.J.E.M. (2016): Inferring Evolution of Habitat Usage and Body Size in Endangered, Seasonal Cynopoeciline Killifishes from the South American Atlantic Forest through an Integrative Approach (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae).


  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Amorim, P.F. & Rizzieri, R.C. (2016): Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the South American savanna killifish genus Melanorivulus (Teleostei: Rivulidae).


  • Costa-Pereira, R., Araújo, M.S., Paiva, F. & Tavares, L.E.R. (2016): Functional morphology of the tetra fish Astyanax lacustris differs between divergent habitats in the Pantanal wetlands.


  • Crampton, W.G.R., de Santana, C.D., Waddell, J.C. & Lovejoy, N.R. (2016): Phylogenetic Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology of the Electric Fish Genus Brachyhypopomus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes).




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  • Damasceno, J.S., Siccha-Ramirez, R., Oliveira, C., Mendonça, F.F., Lima, A.C., Machado, L.F., Tosta, V.C., Farro, A.P.C. & Hostim-Silva, M. (2016): Molecular identification of Atlantic goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara (Lichtenstein, 1822) (Perciformes: Epinephelidae) and related commercial species applying multiplex PCR.


  • Davesne, D., Gallut, C., Barriel, V., Janvier, P., Lecointre, G. & Otero, O. (2016): The Phylogenetic Intrarelationships of Spiny-Rayed Fishes (Acanthomorpha, Teleostei, Actinopterygii): Fossil Taxa Increase the Congruence of Morphology with Molecular Data.



  • Davoodi, P. & Rahimian, H. (2016): Identifying Neogobius species from the southern Caspian Sea by otolith shape (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
    • Concerned species: Neogobius caspius (Eichwald, 1831), Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) and Neogobius pallasi (Berg, 1916) [treated as synonym of Neogobius fluviatilis (Pallas, 1814) in CoF]








  • Devadhasan, B.G., Gnana, P.V.S. & Benes, V. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the surgeon fish Acanthurus lineatus Linnaeus 1758 (Perciformes: Acanthuridae).


  • Devadhasan, B.G., Gnana, P.V.S. & Benes, V. (2016): Sequencing and analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome of the surgeon fish Acanthurus leucosternon BENNETT 1833 (Perciformes: acanthuridae) with phylogenetic consideration.




  • Díaz-Jaimes, P., Uribe-Alcocer, M., Adams, D.H., Rangel-Morales, J.M. & Bayona-Vásquez, N.J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus (Chondrichthyes, Lamnidae).



  • DiBattista, J.D., Whitney, J., Craig, M.T., Hobbs, J.-P.A., Rocha, L.A., Feldheim, K.A., Berumen, M.L. & Bowen, B.W. (2016): Surgeons and suture zones: Hybridization among four surgeonfish species in the Indo-Pacific with variable evolutionary outcomes.






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  • Elbassiouny, A.A., Schott, R.K., Waddell, J.C., Kolmann, M.A., Lehmberg, E.S., Van Nynatten, A., Crampton, W.G.R., Chang, B.S.W. & Lovejoy, N.R. (2016): Mitochondrial genomes of the South American electric knifefishes (Order Gymnotiformes).




  • Esguícero, A.L.H. & Castro, R.M.C. (2016): Taxonomic revision of the genus Atopomesus Myers, 1927 (Characiformes: Characidae), with comments on its phylogenetic relationships.


  • Esmaeili, H.R., Khaefi, R. & Zammanian Nejad, R. (2016): Historical review on the taxonomy of Squalius berak Heckel, 1843 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).


  • Esmaeili, H.R., Zareian, H., Eagderi, S. & Alwan, N. (2016): Review on the taxonomy of Tigris scraper, Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843) and its confirmation record from the Iranian part of Tigris River, Persian Gulf basin (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).


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  • Fields, A.T., Feldheim, K.A., Gelsleichter, J., Pfoertner, C. & Chapman, D.D. (2016): Population structure and cryptic speciation in bonnethead sharks Sphyrna tiburo in the south-eastern U.S.A. and Caribbean.




  • Freyhof, J. (2016): Redescription of Garra elegans (Günther, 1868), a poorly known species from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).


  • Fricke, R. (2016): Redescription of Xenaploactis asperrima (Günther 1860) (Teleostei: Aploactinidae), based on a specimen from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.


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  • Gaither, M.R., Violi, B., Gray, H.W.I., Neat, F., Drazen, J.C., Grubbs, R.D., Roa-Varón, A., Sutton, T. & Hoelzel, A.R. (2016): Depth as a driver of evolution in the deep sea: Insights from grenadiers (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) of the genus Coryphaenoides.


  • Galván-Quesada, S., Doadrio, I., Alda, F., Perdices, A., Reina, R.G., García Varela, M., Hernández, N., Mendoza, A.C., Bermingham, E. & Domínguez-Domínguez, O. (2016): Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Amphidromous Fish Genus Dormitator Gill 1861 (Teleostei: Eleotridae).




  • Garavello, J.C. & Shibatta, O.A. (2016): Reappraisal of Rhamdia branneri Haseman, 1911 and R. voulezi Haseman, 1911 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from the rio Iguaçu with notes on their morphometry and karyotype.



  • Gaughan, S., Johnson, R., Wang, J., Wachholtz, M., Steffensen, K., King, T. & Lu, G. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the silver chub, Macrhybopsis storeriana.


  • Geiger, M.F., Schreiner, C., Delmastro, G.B. & Herder, F. (2016): Combining geometric morphometrics with molecular genetics to investigate a putative hybrid complex: a case study with barbels Barbus spp. (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).





  • Gordon, C.A., Hood, A.R. & Ellis, J.R. (2016): Descriptions and revised key to the eggcases of the skates (Rajiformes: Rajidae) and catsharks (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) of the British Isles.




  • Guo, B., Shikano, T., Vukić, J., Šanda, R. & Merilä, J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Ukrainian nine-spined stickleback Pungitius platygaster (Gasterosteiformes, Gasterosteidae).


  • Guo, B., Shikano, T., Wang, C. & Merilä, J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genomes of the smooth tail nine-spined sticklebacks Pungitius laevis (Gasterosteiformes, Gasterosteidae).


  • Guo, B., Toli, E.-A. & Merilä, J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the nine-spined stickleback Pungitius pungitius (Gasterosteiformes, Gasterosteidae).


  • Guo, C.-C., Liu, M., Lin, J.-J. & Jiang, X.-B. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the bighead pennah croaker Pennahia macrocephalus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae).






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  • Hammami, I., Ben Hassine, O.K., Kaouèche, M. & Bahri-Sfar, L. (2016): Morphological and genetic characterization of the sharpsnout seabream populations (Diplodus puntazzo, Sparidae) along a boundary area between the two Mediterranean basins.



  • Harrington, R.C., Faircloth, B.C., Eytan, R.I., Smith, W.L., Near, T.J., Alfaro, M.E. & Friedman, M. (2016): Phylogenomic analysis of carangimorph fishes reveals flatfish asymmetry arose in a blink of the evolutionary eye.


  • Harrisson, K., Pavlova, A., Gan, H.M., Lee, Y.P., Austin, C.M. & Sunnucks, P. (2016): Pleistocene divergence across a mountain range and the influence of selection on mitogenome evolution in threatened Australian freshwater cod species.


  • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2016): Validity of Encrasicholina pseudoheteroloba (Hardenberg 1933) and redescription of Encrasicholina heteroloba (Rüppell 1837), a senior synonym of Encrasicholina devisi (Whitley 1940) (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae).

  • He, D., Chen, Y., Liu, C., Tao, J., Ding, C. & Chen, Y. (2016): Comparative phylogeography and evolutionary history of schizothoracine fishes in the Changtang Plateau and their implications for the lake level and Pleistocene climate fluctuations.



  • Hellmann, J.K., Sovic, M.G., Gibbs, H.L., Reddon, A.R., O’Connor, C.M., Ligocki, I.Y., Marsh-Rollo, S., Balshine, S. & Hamilton, I.M. (2016): Within-group relatedness is correlated with colony-level social structure and reproductive sharing in a social fish.


  • Ho, A.L.F.C., Pruett, C.L. & Lin, J. (2016): Phylogeny and biogeography of Poecilia (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliinae) across Central and South America based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers.


  • Ho, C.-W., Chen, J.J.W., Lee, T.-H. & Lin, H.-J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of Oncorhynchus masou formosanus (Jordan & Oshima, 1919) (Pisces, Salmonidae).


  • Hou, F., Wang, S., Peng, C. & Guo, J. (2016): The complete mitochondrial DNA genome of the Queensland seahorse Hippocampus queenslandicus Horne, 2001 (Gasterosteiformes: Syngnathidae).



  • Hu, J., Cai, Y., Xiong, S., He, Z., Li, S., Wang, X., He, Z. & Yan, T. (2016): The complete mitochondrial DNA of Gymnocypris potanini firmispinatus and comparative mitogenomic analyses of the Gymnocypris species.



  • Hu, Z., Wang, Y., Chai, X. & Zhu, D. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome sequence for the cuneate drum Nibea miichthioides (Perciformes, Sciaenidae) and its phylogeny.



  • Huang, S.-P., Chen, I-S., Jang-Liaw, N.-H., Shao, K.-T. & Yung, M.M.N. (2016): Complete Mitochondrial Reveals a New Phylogenetic Perspective on the Brackish Water Goby Mugilogobius Group (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobionellinae).




  • Huang, X., Yu, J., Chen, H., Chen, X. & Wang, J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the snaggletooth shark Hemipristis elongata (Carcharhiniformes: Hemigaleidae).


  • Huang, Y., Chain, F.J.J., Panchal, M., Eizaguirre, C., Kalbe, M., Lenz, T.L., Samonte, I.E., Stoll, M., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Reusch, T.B.H., Milinski, M. & Feulner, P.G.D. (2016): Transcriptome profiling of immune tissues reveals habitat-specific gene expression between lake and river sticklebacks.





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  • Imamura, H. (2016): Rediagnosis of Onigocia grandisquama (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Platycephalidae) and comparison with congeners.
    • Species Diversity, 21 (2): 151–159.


  • Ito, T. & Hosoya, K. (2016): Re-examination of the type series of Parazacco spilurus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).



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  • Jamangapé O, J.A., Velázquez-Velázques, E., Marínez-Ramirez, E., Anzueto-Calvo, M.J., Gomez, E.L., Dominguez-Cisneros, S.E., McMahan, C.D. & Matamoros, W.A. (2016): Validity and Redescription of Profundulus balsanus Ahl, 1935 (Cyprinodontiformes: Profundulidae).



  • Jeffries, D.L., Copp, G.H., Lawson Handley, L., Olsén, K.H., Sayer, C.D. & Hänfling, B. (2016): Comparing RADseq and microsatellites to infer complex phylogeographic patterns, an empirical perspective in the Crucian carp, Carassius carassius, L.


  • Jeon, H.-B., Lee, Y.J., Lim, H.J., Cha, S.H. & Suk, H.Y. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of endangered Rhodeus pseudosericeus and its implications for the reconstruction of phylogenetic relationship among Acheilognathinae species.


  • Jeon, Y.S., Johnson, S.B., Won, Y.-J. & Vrijenhoek, R.C. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the headwater livebearer, Poeciliopsis monacha: the mother of clones.


  • Jiang, S., Zhang, K., Ruan, Z., Xu, J., You, X. & Shi, Q. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Indonesian snakehead, Channa micropeltes (Channiformes, Channidae).


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  • Karataş, S., İnnal, D., Birecikligil, S.S., Korkmaz, E.M. & Çiçek, E. (2016): New localities of Scardinius elmaliensis Bogutskaya, 1997 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) and its phylogenetic relationship based on mtDNA Cytb region sequences.




  • Kautt, A.F., Machado-Schiaffino, G., Torres-Dowdall, J. & Meyer, A. (2016): Incipient sympatric speciation in Midas cichlid fish from the youngest and one of the smallest crater lakes in Nicaragua due to differential use of the benthic and limnetic habitats?


  • Kavalco, K.F., Pazza, R., Brandão, K.d.O., Garcia, C., Bertollo, L.A.C. & de Almeida-Toledo, L.F. (2016): Chromosomal dversification higher than molecular variation in Astyanax aff. fasciatus (Teleostei, Characidae).



  • Kide, N.G., Dunz, A., Agnèse, J.-F., Dilyte, J., Pariselle, A., Carneiro, C., Correira, E., Brito, J.C., Yarba, L.O., Kone, Y. & Durand, J.-D. (2016): Cichlids of the Banc d’Arguin National Park, Mauritania: insight into the diversity of the genus Coptodon.


  • Kim, H.-S., Hwang, D.-S., Hagiwara, A., Sakakura, Y. & Lee, J.-S. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the mangrove killifish Kryptolebias hermaphroditus (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae).


  • Kimura, S., Peristiwady, T. & Fricke, R. (2016): Taxonomic review of the genus Leptobrama Steindachner 1878 (Perciformes: Leptobramidae), with the resurrection of Leptobrama pectoralis (Ramsay and Ogilby 1887).


  • Kitanishi, S., Hayakawa, A., Takamura, K., Nakajima, J., Kawaguchi, Y., Onikura, N. & Mukai, T. (2016): Phylogeography of Opsariichthys platypus in Japan based on mitochondrial DNA sequences.



  • Koblmüller, S., Nevado, B., Makasa, L., Van Steenberge, M., Vanhove, M.P.M., Verheyen, E., Sturmbauer, C. & Sefc, K.M. (2016): Phylogeny and phylogeography of Altolamprologus: ancient introgression and recent divergence in a rock-dwelling Lake Tanganyika cichlid genus.




  • Kottelat, M. (2016): On Gonorynchus, Gonorhynchus, Gonorinchus, Gonorhinchus and Gonorrhynchus, and some other names of labeonine fishes (Teleostei: Gonorynchidae and Cyprinidae).




  • Kucheryavyy, A., Tsimbalov, I., Kirillova, E., Nazarov, D. & Pavlov, D. (2016): The need for a new taxonomy for lampreys. Pp. 251-277 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (10): 251-277. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]



  • Kumari, P., Pavan-Kumar, A., Kumar, G., Alam, A., Parhi, J., Gireesh-Babu, P., Chaudhari, A. & Krishna, G. (2016): Genetic diversity and demographic history of the giant river catfish Sperata seenghala inferred from mitochondrial DNA markers.



  • Kusuma, W.E., Ratmuangkhwang, S. & Kumazawa, Y. (2016): Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Indonesian freshwater fish Rasbora lateristriata species complex (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae): Cryptic species and west-to-east divergences.


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  • Lamanna, F., Kirschbaum, F., Ernst, A.R.R., Feulner, P.G.D., Mamonekene, V., Paul, C. & Tiedemann, R. (2016): Species delimitation and phylogenetic relationships in a genus of African weakly-electric fishes (Osteoglossiformes, Mormyridae, Campylomormyrus).




  • Lavoué, S. (2016): Was Gondwanan breakup the cause of the intercontinental distribution of Osteoglossiformes? A time-calibrated phylogenetic test combining molecular, morphological, and paleontological evidence.


  • Le Feuvre, M.C., Dempster, T., Shelley, J.J. & Swearer, S.E. (2016): Macroecological relationships reveal conservation hotspots and extinction-prone species in Australia’s freshwater fishes.


  • Lee, S. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Korean flying fish Cheilopogon doederleinii (Beloniformes, Exocoetidae): mitogenome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.


  • Lee, S. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the mud loach Misgurnus mizolepis (Cypriniformes, Cobitidae) and its phylogenetic position in the Cypriniformes.



  • Lee, S. & Song, H.Y. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Korean oily shinner Sarcocheilichthys nigripinnis morii (Cypriniformes, cyprinidae): mitogenome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.


  • Lema, S.C., Wilson, K.P., Senger, B.L. & Simons, L.H. (2016): Sequencing and characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish Cyprinodon diabolis (Cyprinodontiformes: Cyprinodontidae).


  • Lemes, P.C.R., Loeb, M.V., Santificetur, C. & Melo, M.R.S. (2016): Redescription of Urophycis brasiliensis (Kaup 1858), a senior synonym of Urophycis latus Miranda Ribeiro 1903 (Gadiformes: Phycidae).


  • Levin, B., Ermakov, A., Ermakov, O., Levina, M., Sarycheva, O. & Sarychev, V. (2016): Ukrainian Brook Lamprey Eudontomyzon mariae (Berg): phylogenetic position, genetic diversity, distribution, and some data on biology. Pp. 58-82 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (3): 58-82. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]



  • Li, B., Tian, Z., Qin, Z., Hao, M. & Zhang, J. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Glyptothorax zainaensis (Siluriformes, Sisoridae, Glyptothorax): genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.


  • Li, B., Tian, Z., Qin, Z., Hao, M. & Zhang, J. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Pareuchiloglanis gongshanensis (Siluriformes, Sisoridae, Pareuchiloglanis): genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.






  • Li, H., Wang, X., Xiong, Y. & Liu, X. (2016): The phylogenetic analysis of Acrossocheilus paradoxus among the acrossocheilus base on complete mitochondrial DNA sequence.



  • Li, S., Liu, X., Bai, Y., Huang, T., Wang, J., Qu, H., Chen, L. & Jiang, W. (2016): The complete mtDNA genome of Erythroculter ilishaeformis: genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.


  • Li, S., Liu, X., Jiang, W., Bai, Y., Huang, T. & Wang, J. (2016): The complete mtDNA genome of suspected natural Bagridae hybridization (Pelteobagrus olimcorporis sp.nov): genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.





  • Li, X., Wu, Z., Zhang, G., Zhao, C., Zhang, H., Qian, X. & Yin, S. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the hybrid of Takifugu fasciatus (♀) × T. flavidus (♂).


  • Li, X., Zeng, J., Zhang, H., Weng, S., He, J. & Dong, C. (2016): Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing reveals the complete mitochondrial genome of koi carp (Cyprinus carpio, Cyprinidae).









  • Libungan, L.A., Slotte, A., Otis, E.O. & Pálsson, S. (2016): Otolith variation in Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) reflects mitogenomic variation rather than the subspecies classification.


  • Lim, H., Zainal Abidin, M., Pulungan, C.P., de Bruyn, M. & Mohd Nor, S.A. (2016): DNA Barcoding Reveals High Cryptic Diversity of the Freshwater Halfbeak Genus Hemirhamphodon from Sundaland.


  • Lima, S.M.Q., Vasconcellos, A.V., Berbel-Filho, W.M., Lazoski, C., Russo, C.A.M., Sazima, I. & Solé-cava, A.M. (2016): Effects of Pleistocene climatic and geomorphological changes on the population structure of the restricted-range catfish Trichogenes longipinnis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).




  • Liu, S., Hansen, M.M. & Jacobsen, M.W. (2016): Region-wide and ecotype-specific differences in demographic histories of threespine stickleback populations, estimated from whole genome sequences.



  • Liu, Y., Yang, M., Zhou, T., Xing, H., Chen, L. & Zhang, D. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Antarctic cod icefish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Perciformes: Nototheniidae).


  • Liu, Y.-G., Li, Y.-Y., Meng, W. & Liu, L.-X. (2016): The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of Xinjiang arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus grubei.



  • Lourie, S.A., Pollom, R.A. & Foster, S.J. (2016): A global revision of the Seahorses Hippocampus Rafinesque 1810 (Actinopterygii: Syngnathiformes): Taxonomy and biogeography with recommendations for further research.




  • Lucena, C.A.S.d. & Soares,, H.G. (2016): Review of species of the Astyanax bimaculatus “caudal peduncle spot” subgroup sensu Garutti & Langeani (Characiformes, Characidae) from the rio La Plata and rio São Francisco drainages and coastal systems of southern Brazil and Uruguay.
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Astyanax jacuhiensis, A. asuncionensis and A. altiparanae are recognized as new junior synonyms of A. lacustris. Bertoniolus paraguayensis is recognized as a new junior synonym of Astyanax abramis. The names Astyanax orbignyanus, A. vittatus, and A. borealis are considered species inquirendae.



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  • Ma, X., Xie, Z., Zhou, L. & Chen, Y. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Acanthopagrus schlegelii (Perciformes: Sparidae) with phylogenetic consideration.


  • Mabuchi, K. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genomes of five introduced strains of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Japan with 29 diagnostic SNPs distinguishable by restriction enzyme analysis.


  • Mabuchi, K. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the parrotfish Calotomus japonicus (Osteichthyes: Scaridae) with implications based on the phylogenetic position.


  • Machado, V.N., Willis, S.C., Teixeira, A.S., Hrbek, T. & Farias, I.P. (2016): Population genetic structure of the Amazonian black flannelmouth characin (Characiformes, Prochilodontidae: Prochilodus nigricans Spix & Agassiz, 1829): contemporary and historical gene flow of a migratory and abundant fishery species.



  • Magalhaes, I.S., D’Agostino, D., Hohenlohe, P.A. & MacColl, A.D.C. (2016): The ecology of an adaptive radiation of three-spined stickleback from North Uist, Scotland.



  • Manousaki, T., Qiu, H., Noro, M., Hildebrand, F., Meyer, A. & Kuraku, S. (2016): Molecular evolution in the lamprey genomes and its relevance to the timing of whole genome duplications. Pp. 2-16 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (1): 2-16. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]


  • Marceniuk, A.P., Caires, R., Siccha-Ramirez, R. & Oliveira, C. (2016): Review of the harvestfishes, genus Peprilus (Perciformes: Stromateidae), of the Atlantic coast of South America.


  • Marceniuk, A.P., Marchena, J. & Betancur-R., R. (2016): Cathorops festae (Boulenger 1898) (Siluriformes; Ariidae), a valid species from Ecuador and Peru.


  • Marić, S., Sušnik Bajec, S., Schöffmann, J., Kostov, V. & Snoj, A. (2016): Phylogeography of stream-dwelling trout in the Republic of Macedonia and a molecular genetic basis for revision of the taxonomy proposed by S. Karaman.


  • Marinho, M.M.F. & Langeani, F. (2016): Reconciling more than 150 years of taxonomic confusion: the true identity of Moenkhausia lepidura, with a key to the species of the M. lepidura group (Characiformes: Characidae).
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Synonymysation of Gymnotichthys hildae Fernández-Yépez (1950), but need of removal from synonymy of Knodus calliurus Ahl (1931).




  • Matsuura, K. & Satoh, T.P. (2016): Redescription of Lagocephalus cheesemanii (Clarke 1897), a senior synonym of Lagocephalus gloveri Abe and Tabeta 1983, based on morphological and genetic comparisons (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae).


  • Mattox, G.M.T., Britz, R. & Toledo-Piza, M. (2016): Osteology of Priocharax and remarkable developmental truncation in a miniature Amazonian fish (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae).


  • Medeiros, L.A., Ginani, E.G., Sousa, L.M., Rapp Py-Daniel, L.H. & Feldberg, E. (2016): Cytogenetic analysis of Baryancistrus xanthellus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae: Ancistrini), an ornamental fish endemic to the Xingu River, Brazil.





  • Melo, M.R.S. & Caires, R.A. (2016): On the taxonomic status of three eels (Teleostei: Anguilliformes) described from Leptocephali by Tommasi (1960).
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Leptocephalus anaelisae Tommasi, 1960, is confirmed as a junior synonym of Neoconger mucronatus Girard, 1858; Leptocephalus juliae Tommasi, 1960, is confirmed as a junior synonym of Uropterygius macularius (Lesueur, 1825); Leptocephalus humbermariorum Tommasi, 1960, is placed as species inquirenda in Rhynchoconger Jordan & Hubbs, 1925.


  • Menezes, N.A., Weitzman, S.H. & Teixeira, T.F. (2016): Redescription of Hysteronotus megalostomus (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae), a poorly known characid from tributaries of the Rio São Fancisco, Brazil with comments on the conservation of the species.





  • Miya, T., Gon, O., Mwale, M. & Poulin, E. (2016): Molecular systematics and taxonomic status of three latitudinally widespread nototheniid (Perciformes: Notothenioidei) fishes from the Southern Ocean.
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Confirmation of synonymization of Lepidonotothen kempi (Norman, 1937) with Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Günther, 1880) on molecular basis.
  • Møller, P.R., Knudsen, S.W., Schwarzhans, W. & Nielsen, J.G. (2016): A new classification of viviparous brotulas (Bythitidae) – with family status for Dinematichthyidae – based on molecular, morphological and fossil data.


  • Moreira, D.A., Buckup, P.A., Britto, M.R., Magalhães, M.G.P., de Andrade, P.C.C., Furtado, C. & Parente, T.E. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Corydoras nattereri (Callichthyidae: Corydoradinae).


  • Motomura, H., Béarez, P. & Causse, R. (in press): Taxonomic status of Scorpaena rawakensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (Scorpaenidae).
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Scorpaena rawakensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 is a senior synonym of Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (Garrett, 1864), the latter is regarded as the valid taxon, following “Reversal of precedence” defined by ICZN (1999).
      • Cybium, in press.


  • Motomura, H., Causse, R. & Béarez, P. (2016): Validity of a poorly known western Pacific scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae), Neomerinthe pallidimacula (Fowler, 1938) / Validité d’une rascasse (Scorpaenidae) peu connue du Pacifique ouest : Neomerinthe pallidimacula (Fowler, 1938).


  • Mousavi-Sabet, H., Ganjbakhsh, B., Geiger, M.F. & Freyhof, J. (2016): Redescription of Gobio nigrescens from the Hari River drainage (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).


  • Mugue, N., Barmintseva, A., Schepetov, D., Shalgimbayeva, G. & Isbekov, K. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genomes of the critically endangered Ship sturgeon Acipenser nudiventris from two seas.


  • Muktha, M., Akhilesh, K.V., Sandhya, S., Jasmin, F., Jishnudev, M.A., Kizhakudan, S.J. (2016): Re-description of the longtail butterfly ray, Gymnura poecilura (Shaw, 1804) (Gymnuridae: Myliobatiformes) from Bay of Bengal with a neotype designation.


  • Muñoz-Ramírez, C.P., Habit, E., Unmack, P.J., Johnson, J.B. & Victoriano, P.F. (2016): Low genetic diversity in Diplomystes camposensis, an endemic and endangered catfish from South Chile.



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  • Nasri, M., Eagderi, S. & Farahmand, H. (2016): Descriptive and comparative osteology of Bighead Lotak, Cyprinion milesi (Cyprinidae: Cypriniformes) from southeastern Iran.


  • Ndiwa, T.C., Nyingi, D.W., Claude, J. & Agnèse, J.-F. (2016): Morphological variations of wild populations of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) living in extreme environmental conditions in the Kenyan Rift-Valley.


  • Neto, C.S. & de Pinna, M. (2016): Redescription of Ochmacanthus batrachostoma (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1912) (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae): a possible case of incipient paedomorphism.


  • Nirchio, M., Oliveira, C., Siccha-Ramirez, Z.R., Sene, V.F., Sánchez-Romero, O.R., Ehemann, N.R., Milana, V., Rossi, A.R. & Sola, L. (2016): Cryptic Caribbean species of Scorpaena (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes) suggested by cytogenetic and molecular data.



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  • Ohara, W.M. & Neuhaus, E.B. (2016): On the type locality of Sorubim trigonocephalus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae).


  • Okamoto, M. (2016): Validity of Epigonus megalops (Perciformes: Epigonidae), Redescription of E. atherinoides, and First Record of
    E. draco from the Central South Pacific.


  • Osinov, A.G., Volkov, A.A., Alekseyev, S.S., Sergeev, A.A., Oficerov, M.V. & Kirillov, A.F. (2016): On the origin and phylogenetic position of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus complex, Salmonidae) from Lake Cherechen’ (middle Kolyma River basin): controversial genetic data.


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  • Pacheco-Almanzar, E., Simons, J., Espinosa-Pérez, H., Chiappa-Carrara, X. & Ibáñez, A.L. (2016): Can the name Mugil cephalus (Pisces: Mugilidae) be used for the species occurring in the north western Atlantic?.


  • Page, L.M., Baldwin, C.C., Espinosa-Pérez, H., Gilbert, C.R., Hartel, K.E., Lea, R.N., Mandrak, N.E., Schmitter-Soto, J.J. & Walker, H.J. (2016): Final report of the AFS/ASIH Joint Committee on the Names of Fishes on the taxonomy of Gila in the Lower Colorado River basin of Arizona and New Mexico to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Management Division, Phoenix, Arizona 85086.


  • Palacios, M., Voelker, G., Rodriguez, L.A., Mateos, M. & Tobler, M. (2016): Phylogenetic analyses of the subgenus Mollienesia (Poecilia, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) reveal taxonomic inconsistencies, cryptic biodiversity, and spatio-temporal aspects of diversification in Middle America.




  • Pequeño, G. & Sáez, S. (2016): Diversity and distribution of the hagfishes and lampreys from Chilean waters. Pp. 83-93 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (4): 83-93. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]


  • Perdices, A., Bohlen, J., Šlechtová, V. & Doadrio, I. (2016): Molecular Evidence for Multiple Origins of the European Spined Loaches (Teleostei, Cobitidae).
  • Perea, S., Cobo-Simon, M. & Doadrio, I. (2016): Cenozoic tectonic and climatic events in southern Iberian Peninsula: implications for the evolutionary history of freshwater fish of the genus Squalius (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae).


  • Pérez-Rodríguez, R., Domínguez-Domínguez, O., Mar-Silva, A.F., Doadrio, I. & Pérez-Ponce De León, G. (2016): The historical biogeography of the southern group of the sucker genus Moxostoma (Teleostei: Catostomidae) and the colonization of central Mexico.



  • Polgar, G., Zane, L., Babbucci, M., Barbisan, F., Patarnello, T., Rüber, L. & Papetti, C. (2016): Corrigendum to “Phylogeography and demographic history of two widespread Indo-Pacific mudskippers (Gobiidae: Periophthalmus)” [Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 73 (2014) 161–176].


  • Ponzetto, J.M., Britzke, R., Nielsen, D.T.B., Parise-Maltempi, P.P. & Alves, A.L. (2016): Phylogenetic relationships of Simpsonichthys subgenera (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), including a proposal for a new genus.



  • Prokofiev, A.M. (2016): Redescription and systematic position of nominal loach species Nemacheilus compressirostris and N. sibiricus (Nemacheilidae)


  • Pusey, B.J., Fisher, C. & Maclaine, J. (2016): On the nature of Scleropages leichardti Günther, 1864 (Pisces: Osteoglossidae).


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  • Quérouil, S., Vela Diaz, A., García-Dávila, C., Römer, U. & Renno, J.-F. (2016): Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in neotropical fish of the genus Apistogramma (Perciformes: Labroidei: Cichlidae).


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  • Radchenko, O.A. (2016): Timeline of the evolution of eelpouts from the suborder Zoarcoidei (Perciformes) based on DNA variability.



  • Ramirez, J.L., Carvalho-Costa, L.F., Venere, P.C., Carvalho, D.C., Troy, W.P. & Galetti, P.M., Jr. (2016): Testing monophyly of the freshwater fish Leporinus (Characiformes, Anostomidae) through molecular analysis.


  • Ramos, T.P.A., Lehmann A., P., Barros-Neto, N.F. & Lima, S.M.Q. (in press): Redescription of the endangered hypoptopomatine catfish Parotocinclus spilurus (Fowler, 1941) (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper rio Jaguaribe basin, northeastern Brazil.




  • Ren, Q. & Mayden, R.L. (2016): Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African diploid barbs, ‘Barbus’, and allies in Africa and Asia (Teleostei: Cypriniformes).


  • Renaud, C., Naseka, A. & Alfonso, N. (2016): Description of the larval stage of the Alaskan Brook Lamprey, Lethenteron alaskense Vladykov and Kott 1978. Pp. 231-250 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (9): 231-250. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]


  • Restrepo-Escobar, N., Hurtado-Alarcón, J.C., Mancera-Rodríguez, N.J. & Márquez, E.J. (2016): Variations of body geometry in Brycon henni (Teleostei: Characiformes, Bryconidae) in different rivers and streams.


  • Restrepo-Escobar, N., Rangel-Medrano, J.D., Mancera-Rodríguez, N.J. & Márquez, E.J. (2016): Molecular and morphometric characterization of two dental morphs of Saccodon dariensis (Parodontidae).



  • Rodriguez, D.N., Lucio, N., Costa, M.A., Resende, L., Vimieiro Martins, A.P.V., Alves, C.B.M., Carmo, A.O.d. & Kalapothakis, E. (2016): Complete mitochondrial DNA of Hoplias intermedius (Günther, 1864) (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Erythrinidae).


  • Rossini, B.C., Oliveira, C.A.M., Melo, F.A.G.d., Bertaco, V.d.A., Astarloa, J.M.D.d., Rosso, J.J., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C. (2016): Highlighting Astyanax Species Diversity through DNA Barcoding.


  • Rougemont, Q., Gagnaire, P.-A., Perrier, C., Genthon, C., Besnard, A.-L., Launey, S. & Evanno, G. (2016): Inferring the demographic history underlying parallel genomic divergence among pairs of parasitic and nonparasitic lamprey ecotypes.



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  • Saadaoui, A., Saidi, B., Elglid, A., Séret, B. & Bradai, M.N. (2016): Taxonomic observations on stingrays of the genus Dasyatis (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae) in the Gulf of Gabès (Southeastern Mediterranean Sea).


  • Sağlam, İ.K., Baumsteiger, J., Smith, M.J., Linares-Casenave, J., Nichols, A.L., O’Rourke, S.M. & Miller, M.R. (2016): Phylogenetics support an ancient common origin of two scientific icons: Devils Hole and Devils Hole pupfish.


  • Saitoh, K., Shindo, K., Fujimoto, Y., Takahashi, K. & Shimada, T. (2016): Mitochondrial genotyping of an endangered bitterling Acheilognathus typus (Cyprinidae).


  • Sampaio, T.R., Pires, L.B., Bortolazzi Venturelli, N., Campaner Usso, M., da Rosa, R., Dias, A.L. (2016): Evolutionary trends in the family Curimatidae (Characiformes): inferences from chromosome banding.



  • Schmidt, D.J., Islam, M.R.-U. & Hughes, J.M. (2016): Complete mitogenomes for two lineages of the Australian smelt, Retropinna semoni (Osmeriformes: Retropinnidae).



  • Schmitter-Soto, J.J. (2016): A phylogeny of Astyanax (Characiformes: Characidae) in Central and North America.


  • Schönhuth, S., Beachum, C.E., Knouft, J.H. & Mayden, R.L. (2016): Phylogeny and genetic variation within the widely distributed Bluntnose Minnow, Pimephales notatus (Cyprinidae), in North America.


  • Schwarzer, J., Shabani, N., Esmaeili, H.R., Mwaiko, S. & Seehausen, O. (in press): Allopatric speciation in the desert: diversification of cichlids at their geographical and ecological range limit in Iran.


  • Segherloo, I.H., Abdoli, A., Eagderi, S., Esmaeili, H.R., Sayyadzadeh, G., Bernatchez, L., Hallerman, E., Geiger, M.F., Özulug, M., Laroche, J. & Freyhof, J. (2016): Dressing down: convergent reduction of the mental disc in Garra (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Middle East.





  • Shikano, T., Guo, B. & Merilä, J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Sakhalin nine-spined stickleback Pungitius tymensis (Gasterosteiformes, Gasterosteidae).


  • Shikano, T., Guo, B., Vukić, J., Šanda, R. & Merilä, J. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Greek nine-spined stickleback Pungitius hellenicus (Gasterosteiformes, Gasterosteidae).


  • Si, R., Chen, H., Ai, W., Chen, X. & Chen, S. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the Bowmouth guitarfish Rhina ancylostoma (Rajiformes, Rhinobatidae).


  • Si, R., Chen, X., Chen, H. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the Leadhued skate Notoraja tobitukai (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae).


  • Si, R., Ding, W., Ai, W. & Chen, X. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the Borneo leg skate Sinobatis borneensis (Rajiformes: Anacanthobatidae).


  • Si, R., Ding, W., Chen, H., Chen, X. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the White-spotted guitarfish Rhynchobatus australiae (Rajiformes, Rhinobatidae).


  • Si, R., Ding, W., Yu, J., Chen, X. & Ai, W. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the Jenkins whipray Himantura jenkinsii (Myliobatiformes, Dasyatidae).


  • Silva, D.M.Z.d.A., Utsunomia, R., Ruiz-Ruano, F., Oliveira, C. & Foresti, F. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Astyanax paranae (Teleostei: characiformes).


  • Silva, G.S.C., Roxo, F.F., Lujan, N.K., Tagliacollo, V.A., Zawadzki, C.H. & Oliveira, C. (2016): Transcontinental dispersal, ecological opportunity and origins of an adaptive radiation in the Neotropical catfish genus Hypostomus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).


  • Silva, P.C. & Malabarba, L.R. (2016): Rediscovery of the holotype of Tetragonopterus vittatus Castelnau 1855, a senior synonym of Moenkhausia doceana (Steindachner 1887) (Characiformes: Characidae).
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Tetragonopterus vittatus Castelnau 1855, is a senior synonym of Moenkhausia doceana (Steindachner 1887).


  • Silva, W.C.d., Marceniuk, A.P., Sales, J.B.L. & Araripe, J. (2016): Early Pleistocene lineages of Bagre bagre (Linnaeus, 1766) (Siluriformes: Ariidae), from the Atlantic coast of South America, with insights into the demography and biogeography of the species.


  • Smith, D.G., Schwarzhans, W.W. & Pogonoski, J.J. (2016): The Identity of Conger japonicus (Anguilliformes: Congridae).




  • Song, H.Y., Hyun, Y.S., Yoon, M., Woo, J., Lim, B.-J., Kim, H.J. & An, H.S. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Gymnogobius heptacanthus (Perciformes, gobiidae).


  • Song, W., Li, L., Huang, H., Meng, Y., Jiang, K., Zhang, F., Chen, X. & Ma, L. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Chionodraco hamatus (Notothenioidei: Channichthyidae) with phylogenetic consideration.


  • Song, W., Li, L., Huang, H., Zhao, M., Jiang, K., Zhang, F., Zhao, M., Chen, X. & Ma, L. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome sequence and gene organization of Trematomus bernacchii (Perciformes: Nototheniidae) with phylogenetic consideration.



  • Song, Y.S., Kim, I.-H., Kim, Y.K., Kim, H.N., Kang, C.-B., Kim, W.B. & Kim, S.-Y. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of Hemilepidotus gilberti (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae).


  • Stauffer, J.R. Jr., Konings, A.F. & Ryan, T.M. (2016): Redescription of Pseudotropheus livingstonii and Pseudotropheus elegans from Lake Malaŵi, Africa.


  • Stehmann, M.F.W., Van Oijen, M. & Kamminga, P. (2016): Re-description of the rare taillight shark Euprotomicroides zantedeschia (Squaliformes, Dalatiidae), based on third and fourth record from off Chile. / Redescription du rare squale à queue claire, Euprotomicroides zantedeschia (Squaliformes, Dalatiidae), sur la base de ses troisième et quatrième nouveaux signalements au large du Chili.








  • Suzuki, M., Kitanishi, S., Yodo, T. & Mukai, T. (2016): Population genetic structure of Sarcocheilichthys variegatus variegatus in the Tokai region, Japan and invasion of a non-indigenous mitochondrial DNA lineage.



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  • Tabata, R., Kakioka, R., Tominaga, K., Komiya, T. & Watanabe, K. (2016): Phylogeny and historical demography of endemic fishes in Lake Biwa: the ancient lake as a promoter of evolution and diversification of freshwater fishes in western Japan.



  • Taillebois, L., Crook, D.A., Saunders, T., Williams, S.M. & Ovenden, J.R. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the grass emperor, Lethrinus laticaudis (Perciformes: Lethrinidae).


  • Takahashi, H., Møller, P.R., Shedko, S.V., Ramatulla, T., Joen, S.-R., Zhang, C.-G., Sideleva, V.G., Takata, K., Sakai, H., Goto, A. & Nishida, M. (2016): Species phylogeny and diversification process of Northeast Asian Pungitius revealed by AFLP and mtDNA markers.



  • Tang, L., Tang, Z., Chen, X., Chen, J., Li, S., Liu, Y., Zhang, Y. & Lin, H. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the hybrid grouper Epinehelus moara ♀ × Epinephelus lanceolatus ♂ with phylogenetic consideration.






  • Tohkairin, A., Kai, Y., Ueda, Y., Hamatsu, T., Ito, M. & Nakabo, T. (2016): Genetic population structure of Crystallichthys matsushimae (Cottoidei: Liparidae) with comments on color variation.


  • Tornabene, L., van Tassell, J.L., Robertson, D.R. & Baldwin, C.C. (2016): Repeated invasions into the twilight zone: evolutionary origins of a novel assemblage of fishes from deep Caribbean reefs.



  • Tuniyev, S., Naseka, A. & Renaud, C. (2016): Review of Western Transcaucasian Brook Lamprey, Lethenteron ninae Naseka, Tuniyev & Renaud, 2009 (Petromyzontidae). Pp. 154-190 in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (7): 154-190. [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]




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  • Uiblein, F., Gouws, G., Gledhill, D.C. & Stone, K. (2016): Just off the beach: intrageneric distinctiveness of the bandtail goat?sh Upeneus taeniopterus (Mullidae) based on a comprehensive alpha-taxonomy and barcoding approach.


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  • Van Steenberge, M., Snoeks, J. & Vreven, E. (2016): Lingering taxonomic confusion in Labeo (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae): correcting the records and basis of type designations for seven Congolese species.


  • Vanegas-Ríos, J.A. (2016): Taxonomic review of the Neotropical genus Gephyrocharax Eigenmann, 1912 (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae).



  • Vasil’eva, E.D., Schwarzhans, W.W., Medvedev, D.A. & Vasil’ev, V.P. (2016): Cryptic species of Ponto-Caspian bighead goby of the genus Ponticola (Gobiidae).



  • Veríssimo, A., Zaera-Perez, D., Leslie, R., Iglésias, S.P., Séret, B., Grigoriou, P., Sterioti, A., Gubili, C., Barría, C., Duffy, C., Hernández, S., Batjakas, I.E. & Griffiths, A.M. (2016): Molecular diversity and distribution of eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean dogfishes Squalus highlight taxonomic issues in the genus.


  • Viana, S.T.d.F. & Carvalho, M.R.d. (2016): Redescription of Squalus acutipinnis Regan, 1908, a Valid Species of Spiny Dogfish from Southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae).




  • Voskoboinikova, O.S. & Chernova, N.V. (2016): Revalidation of the Eggvin lumpsucker Eumicrotremus eggvinii (Cyclopteridae) and its new finding near Franz Josef Land (Barents Sea).


  • Vreven, E.J.W.M.N., Musschoot, T., Snoeks, J. & Schliewen, U.K. (2016): The African hexaploid Torini (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae): review of a tumultuous history.
    • Nomenclatoral acts: Confirmation of synonymy of Varicorhinus with Labeobarbus. Species formerly attributed as belonging to the genus Labeobarbus, but attributed to it in error, now placed in Enteromius: Barbus anema Boulenger, 1903; Barbus arambourgi Pellegrin, 1935; Barbus kerstenii Peters, 1868; Barbus neglectus Boulenger, 1903; Barbus stigmatopygus Boulenger, 1903; and Barbus werneri Boulenger, 1905 (actually a junior synonym of B. stigmatopygus). Synonymy of Labeobarbus altidorsalis (Boulenger, 1908) with Labeobarbus codringtonii (Boulenger, 1908), and not with Labeobarbus marequensis (Smith 1841) as presently mentioned in CoF. Synonymy of Labeobarbus elephantis (Boulenger, 1907) with Labeobarbus polylepis (Boulenger, 1907), and not with Labeobarbus marequensis (Smith 1841) as presently mentioned in CoF. Barbus urotaenia Boulenger, 1913, was revealed to be a Labeobarbus species. Confirmation of the hybrid status of the nominal species Labeobarbus alluaudi (Pellegrin, 1909), Labeobarbus microbarbis (David & Poll, 1937), and Labeobarbus microterolepis (Boulenger, 1902). Neotype designation for Labeobarbus beso (Rüppell, 1835). Lectotype designation for Labeobarbus sandersi (Boulenger, 1912). Lectotype designation for Labeobarbus latirostris Keilhack, 1908. Labeobarbus latirostris Keilhack, 1908 becomes a valid species name. Labeobarbus brevicauda (Keilhack, 1908)becomes a junior synonym of Labeobarbus johnstonii (Boulenger, 1907). Labeobarbus boulengeri is proposed as nomen novum and replacement name for Varicorhinus latirostris Boulenger, 1910. Lectotype designation for Labeobarbus boulengeri Vreven et al., 2016. Labeobarbus matris (Holly, 1928) rejected from synonymy with Varicorhinus mariae Holly, 1929, but the latter now needs a replacement name, which becomes its former jounger synonym, Barbus (now Labeobarbus) rhinoceros Copley, 1938.




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  • Wang, D., Liu, Y., Li, Q., Wang, L. & Liu, Z. (2016): Variations existing in protein-coding genes of the complete mitochondrial genomes of two highly morphological similarity fish: Periophthalmus magnuspinnatus and P. modestus (Perciformes, Gobiidae).


  • Wang, G.J., Zheng, Z.L., Yu, E.M., Xie, J., Wei, N., Wu, J.R. & Li, J.S. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Ancherythroculter kurematsui (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).




  • Wang, J., Si, R., Chen, H. & Chen, X. (2016): The phylogenomic position of the smalleye whip ray Himantura microphthalma (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) inferred from the mitochondrial genome.


  • Wang, J., Zou, L., Jiang, G., Zeng, M., Li, C., Wu, Y., Wang, D., Liu, M. & Liu, L. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the hybrid Cyprinus capio [sic!] Furong. [Cyprinus carpio L. mirror (♀)×Cyprinus Carpio var. singuonensis (♂)].



  • Wang, L., Chen, Z., Gao, J., Zhao, Y., Sun, P. & Lu, K. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of Mekong tiger fish Datnioides undecimradiatus (Roberts & Kottelat, 1994).


  • Wang, L., Chen, Z., Wang, T., Leng, X., Wang, H., Zhao, Y., Sun, P. & Gao, J. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the broad-nosed pipefish Syngnathus typhle (Linnaeus, 1758).



  • Wang, L., Wan, Z.Y., Lim, H.S. & Yue, G.H. (2016): Genetic variability, local selection and demographic history: genomic evidence of evolving towards allopatric speciation in Asian seabass.







  • Watson, L.C., Stewart, D.J. & Kretzer, A.M. (2016): Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the Threatened Giant Arapaima in Southwestern Guyana: Implications for Their Conservation.


  • Weaver, P.F., Cruz, A., Johnson, S., Dupin, J. & Weaver, K.F. (2016): Colonizing the Caribbean: biogeography and evolution of livebearing fishes of the genus Limia (Poeciliidae).



  • White, W.T. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2016): Resurrection of the family Aetobatidae (Myliobatiformes) for the pelagic eagle rays, genus Aetobatus.




  • Wu, T.H., Tsang, L.M., Chen, I-S. & Chu, K.H. (2016): Multilocus approach reveals cryptic lineages in the goby Rhinogobius duospilus in Hong Kong streams: Role of paleodrainage systems in shaping marked population differentiation in a city.


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  • Yamazaki, Y. & Goto, A. (2016): Molecular phylogeny and speciation of east asian lampreys (genus Lethenteron) with reference to their life-history diversification. in: Orlov, A. & Beamish, R. (eds): Jawless Fishes of the World, Vol. 1. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Jawless Fishes of the World, 1 (2): . [ISBN (10): 1-4438-8582-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8582-9]




  • Yan, Y. & Luo, D. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Triplophysa stenura (Teleostei, Cypriniformes): genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.







  • Yang, J., Chen, X., Bai, J., Fang, D., Qiu, Y., Jiang, W., Yuan, H., Bian, C., Lu, J., He, S., Pan, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, X., You, X., Wang, Y., Sun, Y., Mao, D., Liu, Y., Fan, G., Zhang, H., Chen, X., Zhang, X., Zheng, L., Wang, J., Cheng, L., Chen, J., Ruan, Z., Li, J., Yu, H., Peng, C., Ma, X., Xu, J., He, Y., Xu, Z., Xu, P., Wang, J., Yang, H., Wang, J., Whitten, T., Xu, X. & Shi, Q. (2016): The Sinocyclocheilus cavefish genome provides insights into cave adaptation.


  • Yang, J.-Q., Hsu, K.-C., Zhou, X.-D., Kuo, P.-H., Lin, H.-D., Liu, D., Bao, B.-L. & Tang, W.-Q. (2016): New insights on geographical/ecological populations within Coilia nasus (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) based on mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites.


  • Yang, K., Jiang, W., Chen, X., Zhou, W. & Yang, J. (2016): An integrative approach to reappraising species validity in Pseudexostoma (Teleostei: Sisoridae).









  • Yi, Y., Zhang, K., Chen, J., Ruan, Z., You, X. & Shi, Q. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the giant mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Perciformes: gobiidae).


  • Yokogawa, K., Watanabe, K.-I. & Ogihara, G. (2016): Redescriptions of two closely related East Asian flatfish species of the genus Pleuronichthys.
    • Concerned species: Pleuronichthys cornutus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) and Pleuronichthys lighti Wu, 1929





  • Yu, P., Ding, S., Yang, Q., Bi, Z., Chen, L., Liu, X., Song, X. & Wan, Q. (2016): Complete sequence and characterization of the paradise fish Macropodus erythropterus (Perciformes: Macropodusinae) mitochondrial genome.


  • Yu, Z., Song, N., Han, Z., Gao, T., Shui, B. & Gon, O. (2016): The taxonomic status and sister group relationship of the cardinalfish species Jaydia striatodes (Percomorphaceae: Apogonidae).





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  • Zareian, H., Esmaeili, H.R., Heidari, A., Khoshkholgh, M. & Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2016): Contribution to the molecular systematics of the genus Capoeta from the south Caspian Sea basin using mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).






















  • Zheng, L.-P. & Yang, J.-X. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of two endemic species to China: Discocheilus wui and Discocheilus wuluoheensis (Cypriniformes, cyprinidae).



  • Zheng, X., Zhou, T.-Q., Wan, T., Perdices, A., Yang, J.-Q., Tang, X.-S., Wang, Z.-P., Huang, L.-Q., Huang, S. & He, S.-P. (2016): Huangshan population of Chinese Zacco platypus (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) harbors diverse matrilines and high genetic diversity.


  • Zheng, Y., Chen, J., Bing, X., Yang, Y., Liang, H. & Wang, Z. (2016): Gender-specific differences in gene expression profiles in gynogenetic Pengze crucian carp.





  • Zhou, C., Wang, X., Gan, X., Zhang, Y., Irwin, D.M., Mayden, R.L. & He, S. (2016): Diversification of Sisorid catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) in relation to the orogeny of the Himalayan Plateau.


  • Zhou, C., Yuan, D., Zhu, C., Lei, L., Zhang, C., Zhou, J., Gong, J., Zhu, L., Li, B. & Wu, Q. (2016): The complete mitochondrion genome of the Barbodes hexagonolepis (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae).







  • Zou, L., Wang, J., Zeng, M., Liu, M., Wang, D., Wu, Y., Li, C., Jiang, G. & Liu, L. (2016): The complete mitochondrial genome of the hybrid Furong-crucian [Cyprinus capio [sic!] Furong (♀) × Carassius auratus red var (♂)].