More News 2020 – authors in alphabetical order
[Focus on fish systematic, phylogeny, synonymy and genetics]


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  • Afrand, M., Sourinejad, I., Fazeli, A.A.S., Akbarzadeh, A., Yeganeh, L.P., Sadeghi, M. & Azarbaijani, R. (2020): Morphological identification and molecular validation of anchovies (Engraulidae) in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.
  • Akamatsu, Y., Kume, G., Gotou, M., Kono, T., Fujii, T., Inui, R. & Kurita, Y. (2020): Using environmental DNA analyses to assess the occurrence and abundance of the endangered amphidromous fish Plecoglossus altivelis ryukyuensis.
  • Akhilesh, K.V., Kishore, T.G., Muktha, M., Lisher, M.W., Ambarish, G.P. & Anulekshmi, C. (2020): Pseudanthias vizagensis, a junior synonym of Pseudanthias pillai Heemstra & Akhilesh, 2012 (Perciformes: Serranidae).
  • Angrizani, R.C. & Malabarba, L.R. (2020): Genetic diversity and species delimitation in Rhamdia (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) in South America, with a redescription of R. quelen (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824).
  • Argolo, L.A., López-Fernández, H., Batalha-Filho, H. & Mello Affonso, P.R.A. (2020): Unraveling the systematics and evolution of the ‘Geophagus’ brasiliensis (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) species complex.
  • Arroyave, J., Denton, J.S.S. & Stiassny, M.L.J. (2020): Pattern and timing of diversification in the African freshwater fish genus Distichodus (Characiformes: Distichodontidae).
  • Artigas Azas, J.M. (2020): Kihnichthys, a Junior Synonym of Cincelichthys.
    • Cichlid News, 29 (4): 10-12.

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  • Bae, S.E., Kim, J.-K. & Li, C. (2020): A new perspective on biogeographic barrier in the flathead grey mullet (Pisces: Mugilidae) from the northwest Pacific.
  • Bae, S.E., Kim, E.-M., Park, J.Y. & Kim, J.-K. (2020): Population genetic structure of the grass puffer (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) in the northwestern Pacific revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences and microsatellite loci.
  • Balakirev, E.S. Kravchenko, A.Y. & Semenchenko, A.A. (2020): Genetic Evidence for a Mixed Composition of the Genus Myoxocephalus (Cottoidei: Cottidae) Necessitates Generic Realignment.
  • Balanov, A.A., Epur, I.V. & Shelekhov, V.A. (2020): A Description of Chirolophis japonicus and Ch. saitone (Stichaeidae) Pelagic Larvae from Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan.
  • Ballesteros-Córdova, C.A., Ruiz-Campos, G., Sánchez-Gonzáles, S. & Varela-Romero, A. (2020): Morphometric and meristic characterization of populations of the Gila minacae complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico.
  • Bayçelebi, E., Turan, D., Kaya, C. & Freyhof, J. (2020): Alburnus nasreddini, a synonym of A. escherichii (Teleostei: Leuciscidae).
  • Bektaş, Y., Aksu, İ., Kaya, C., Bayçelebi, E., Küçük, F. & Turan, D. (2020): Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the genus Alburnus Rafinesque, 1820 (Teleostei, Leuciscidae) in Turkey.
  • Bellia, E., Cerasa, G., Cigna, V., Lo Brutto, S. & Massa, B. (2020): Epinephelus sicanus (Doderlein, 1882) (Perciformes: Serranidae: Epinephelinae), a valid species of grouper from the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Bemis, K.E., Tyler, J.C., Psomadakis, P.N., Newell Ferris, L. & Kumar, A.B. (2020): Review of the Indian Ocean spikefish genus Mephisto (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae).
  • Bittencourt, P.S., Machado, V.N., Marshall, B.G., Hrbek, T. & Farias, I.P. (2020): Phylogenetic relationships of the neon tetras Paracheirodon spp. (Characiformes: Characidae: Stethaprioninae), including comments on Petitella georgiae and Hemigrammus bleheri.
  • Bohlen, J., Dvorák, T., Šlechta, V. & Šlechtová, V. (in press): Resolving an unnoticed diversity within the Schistura robertsi species complex (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) using molecules and morphology.
  • Bohlen, J., Dvorák, T., Šlechta, V. & Šlechtová, V. (2020): Sea water shaping the freshwater biota: Hidden diversity and biogeographic history in the Paracanthocobitis zonalternans species complex (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) in western Southeast Asia.
  • Bragança, P.H.N., Smith, T.G., Vreven, E.J.W.M.N. & Chakona, A: (2020): Integrative taxonomy reveals hidden diversity in the southern African darters genus Nannocharax Günther 1867 (Characiformes: Distichodontidae).
  • Bragança, P.H.N., Van Zeeventer, R.N., Bills, R., Tweddle, D. & Chakona, A. (2020): Diversity of the southern Africa Lacustricola Myers, 1924 and redescription of Lacustricola johnstoni (Günther, 1894) and Lacustricola myaposae (Boulenger, 1908) (Cyprinodontiformes, Procatopodidae).
  • Bravničar, J., Palandačić, A., Sušnik Bajec, S. & Snoj, A. (2020): Neotype designation for Thymallus aeliani Valenciennes, 1848 from a museum topotype specimen and its affiliation with Adriatic grayling on the basis of mitochondrial DNA.
  • Bronaugh, W.M., Swartz, E.R. & Sidlauskas, B.L. (2019): Between an ocean and a high place: coastal drainage isolation generates endemic cryptic species in the Cape kurper Sandelia capensis (Anabantiformes: Anabantidae), Cape Region, South Africa.

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  • Cabezas, M.P., Lasso-Alcalá, O.M., Xavier, R. & Jowers, M.J. (2020): First genetic record of the non-native muzzled blenny Omobranchus punctatus (Teleostei: Blenniidae) in the Atlantic Coast of Central and South America.
  • Campbell, M.A., Buser, T.J., Alfaro, M.E. & López, J.A. (2020): Addressing incomplete lineage sorting and paralogy in the inference of uncertain salmonid phylogenetic relationships.
  • Carlos, A., Bañón, R., Cobo-Arroyo, S., Arronte, J.C., Río, J.L. & Barros-García, D. (2020): DNA barcoding flags the existence of sympatric cryptic species in the slender codling Halargyreus johnsonii Günther, 1862 (Gadiformes, Moridae).
  • Chanet, J., Mondéjar-Fernández, J. & Lecointre, G. (2020): Flatfishes interrelationships revisited based on anatomical characters.
  • Çiçek, E. (2020): Comments and Errata regarding „Seminemacheilus dursunavsari, a new nemachelid species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Turkey“, Iran. J. Ichthyol. (March 2020), 7(1): 68-77.
  • Ciccotto, P.J. & Page, L.M. (2020): Revision of the Genus Henicorhynchus, with a Revised Diagnosis of Gymnostomus (Cyprinidae: Labeoninae).
  • Çiftci, Y., Mutlu, A.G., Güçlü, S.S., Turan, D. & Küçük, F. (2020): Phylogeography of the genus Chondrostoma Agassiz, 1835 (Teleostei: Leuciscidae) in Anatolia, as inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis.
  • Conway, K.W., King, C.D., Summers, A.P., Kim, D., Hastings, P.A., Moore, G.I., Iglésias, S.P., Erdmann, M.V., Baldwin, C.C., Short, G., Fujiwara, K., Trnski, T., Voelker, G. & Rüber, L. (2020): Molecular Phylogenetics of the Clingfishes (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) – Implications for Classification.
  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Katz, A.M., Mattos, J.L.O., Amorim, P.F., Mesquita, B.O., Vilardo, P.J. & Barbosa, M.A. (2020): Historical review and redescription of three poorly known species of the catfish genus Trichomycterus from south-eastern Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).
  • Crawford, C.H., Randall, Z.S., Hart, P.B., Page, L.M., Chakrabarty, P., Suvarnaraksha, A. & Flammang, B.E. (2020): Skeletal and muscular pelvic morphology of hillstream loaches (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae).

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  • De Cahsan, B., Nagel, R., Schedina, I.M., King, J.J., Bianco, P.G., Tiedemann, R. & Ketmaier, V. (2020): Phylogeography of the European brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) and the European river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) species pair based on mitochondrial data.
  • De Wet van der Merwe, P.D.W., Cotterill, F.P.D., Kandziora, M., Watters, B.R., Nagy, B., Genade, T., Flügel, T.J., Svendsen, D.S. & Bellstedt, D.U. (2020): Genomic Fingerprints of Palaeogeographic History: The tempo and mode of Rift tectonics across tropical Africa has shaped the diversification of the killifish genus Nothobranchius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes).
  • Deli, T., Guizeni, S., Ben Abdallah, L., Said, K. & Chatti, N. (2020): Chaotic genetic patchiness in the pelagic teleost fish Sardina pilchardus across the Siculo-Tunisian Strait.
  • Deng, S.-Q. & Zhang, E (2020): Vanmanenia intermedia Fang, 1935, a valid hill-stream species of loach (Teleostei: Gastromyzontidae) from the middle Yangtze River basin, Southwest China.
  • Denys, G.P.J., Secci-Petretto, G. & Gomes-Dos-Santos, A. (2020): The complete mitochondrial genome of Thymallus thymallus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Actinopterygii, Salmonidae) obtained by long range PCRs and double multiplexing.
  • Ditcharoen, S., Sassi, F.M.C., Bertollo, L.A.C., Molina, W.F., Liehr, T., Saenjundaeng, P., Tanomtong, A., Supiwong, W., Suwannapoom, C. & Cioffi, M.B. (2020): Comparative chromosomal mapping of microsatellite repeats reveals divergent patterns of accumulation in 12 Siluridae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) species.
  • Duong, T.-Y., Tran, L.V.D., Nguyen, N.-T. T., Jamaluddin, J.A.F. & Azizah, M.N.S. (2020): Unravelling taxonomic ambiguity of the Mastacembelidae in the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) through DNA barcoding and morphological approaches.

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  • Englmaier, G.K., Rodríguez, N.V., Waidbacher, H., Palandacic, A., Tesfaye, G., Gessl, W. & Meulenbroek, P. (2020): New data on Garra makiensis (Cyprinidae, Labeoinae) from the Awash River (Ethiopia) with remarks on its relationships to congeners on the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Estivals, G., Duponchelle, F., Römer, U., García-Dávila, C., Airola, E., Deléglise, M. & Renno, J.-F. (2020): The Amazonian dwarf cichlid Apistogramma agassizii (Steindachner, 1875) is a geographic mosaic of potentially tens of species: Conservation implications.

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  • Fagundes, P.C., Pereira, E.H.L. & Reis, R.E. (2020): Iterative taxonomic study of Pareiorhaphis hystrix (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) suggests a single, yet phenotypically variable, species in south Brazil.
  • Faircloth, B.C., Alda, F., Hoekzema, K., Burns, M.D., Oliveira, C., Albert, J.S., Melo, B.F., Ochoa, L.E., Roxo, F.F., Chakrabarty, P., Sidlauskas, B.L. & Alfaro, M.E. (2020): A Target Enrichment Bait Set for Studying Relationships among Ostariophysan Fishes.
  • Firidin, S., Ozturk, R.C., Alemdag, M., Eroglu, O., Terzi, Y., Kutlu, I., Duzgunes, Z.D., Cakmak, E. & Aydin, I. (2020): Population genetic structure of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L., 1758) in the Black Sea.
  • Frota, A., Morrone, J.J.  &  da Graça, W.J. (2020): Evolutionary biogeography of the freshwater fish family Anablepidae (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes), a marine-derived Neotropical lineage.

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  • García-De León, F.J., Dillman, C.B., De Los Santos Camarillo, A.B., George, A.L., Camarena-Rosales, F., De Los Angeles Barriga-Sosa, I. & Mayden, R.L. (2020): First steps towards the identification of evolutionarily significant units in Mexican native trout: An assessment of microsatellite variation.
  • Gavazzoni, M., Pavanelli, C.S., Graça, W.J., Melo, B.F., Gubiani, É.A. & Margarido, V.P. (2020): Detection of natural hybridization and delimitation of two closely related operational taxonomic units of the Astyanax fasciatus (Teleostei: Characidae) complex through integrative approaches.
  • Gill, A.C. & Michalski, S. (2020): Osteological evidence for monophyly of the Leiognathidae (Teleostei: Acanthomorpha: Acanthuriformes).
  • Granados-Amores, E., Granados-Amores, J., Zavala-Leal, O.I- & Flores-Ortega, J.R. (2020): Geometric morphometrics in the sulcus acusticus of the sagittae otolith as tool to discriminate species of the genus Centropomus (Centropomidae: Perciformes) from the southeastern Gulf of California.

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  • Hanahara, N., Miyamoto, K. & Oka, S.-i. (2020): Morphological and genetic identification of formalin-fixed gobioid larvae and description of postflexion larvae of Paragunnellichthys sp. and Ctenogobiops feroculus.
  • Hasan, A., & Siddiqui, P.J.A. (2020): Taxonomic study of the family Mugilidae from Pakistan coast (northern Arabian Sea).
  • Hasan, M.E., Durand, J.-D. & Iwatsuki, Y. (2020): Acanthopagrus datnia (Hamilton, 1822), a senior synonym of Acanthopagrus longispinnis (Valenciennes, 1830) (Perciformes: Sparidae).
  • Hata, H., Lavoué, S. & Hiroyuki Motomura, H. (2020): Redescriptions of Dussumieria acuta Valenciennes 1847 and Dussumieria albulina (Fowler 1934), two valid species of rainbow sardines (Clupeiformes: Dussumieriidae).
  • Healey, A.J.E., Farthing, M.M., Nunoo, F.K.E., Potts, W.M., Sauer, W.H.H., Skujina, I., King, N., de Becquevort, S., Shaw, P.W. & McKeown, N.J. (2020): Genetic analysis provides insights into species distribution and population structure in East Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus and T. capensis).
  • Hernández-Álvarez, C., Bayona-Vásquez, N.J., Domínguez-Domínguez, O., Uribe-Alcocer, M. & Díaz-Jaimes, P. (2020): Phylogeography of the Pacific Red Snapper (Lutjanus peru) and Spotted Rose Snapper (Lutjanus guttatus) in the Inshore Tropical Eastern Pacific.
  • Hibino, Y. & McCosker, J.E. (2020): Resurrection of Ophichthus zophistius (Actinopterygii: Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), with a revised diagnosis of O. altipennis. 
  • Hüllen, S., Mandl, C., Geiger, M.F., Hadiaty, R.K. (†), Wahyudewantoro, G., Ziegler, T. & Herder, F. (2020): On the Challenge to Correctly Identify Rasboras (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae) Inhabiting the Mesangat Wetlands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • Hulsey, C.D., Meyer, A., & Streelman, J.T. (2020): Convergent Evolution of Cichlid Fish Pharyngeal Jaw Dentitions in Mollusk-crushing Predators: Comparative X-ray Computed Tomography of Tooth Sizes, Numbers, and Replacement.

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  • Imamura, H. (2020): Synonymy of Cymbacephalus staigeri (Castelnau 1875) and Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus (Günther 1860), and validity of Cymbacephalus parilis (McCulloch 1914) (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae).
  • Imamura, H. & Hoese, D.F. (2020): Type status of Hyalorhynchus pellucidus Ogilby 1910 (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) with a discussion of Endeavour fishes described by J. D. Ogilby in 1910 from Australia.

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  • Jamaludin, N.-A., Mohd-Arshaad, W., Akib, N.A.M.,Abidin, D.-H.Z., Nguyen, V.N. & Nor, S.-A.M. (2020): Phylogeography of the Japanese scad, Decapterus maruadsi (Teleostei; Carangidae) across the Central Indo-West Pacific: evidence of strong regional structure and cryptic diversity.
  • Jeon, Y.S., Ko, M.-H., Vasil’eva, E.D., Myung, R.-Y. & Won, Y.-J. (2020): Genetic patterns reveal northward range expansion and cryptic diversity in Nalbant’s spined loach, Cobitis nalbanti sensu lato (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae).
  • Ju, Y.-M., Wu, J.-H., Hsu, K.-C., Chiu, Y.-W., Wang, W.-K., Chen, C.-W. & Lin, H.-D. (2020): Genetic diversity of Rhinogobius delicatus (Perciformes: Gobiidae): origins of the freshwater fish in East Taiwan.

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  • Kadarusman, Sugeha, H.Y., Pouyaud, L., Hocdé, R., Hismayasari, I.B., Gunaisah, E., Widiarto, S.B., Arafat, G., Widyasari, F., Mouillot, D. & Paradis, E. (2020): A thirteen-million-year divergence between two lineages of Indonesian coelacanths.
  • Karaiskou, N., Gkagkavouzis, K., Minoudi, S., Botskaris, D., Markou, K., Kalafatakis, S., Antonopoulou, E. & Triantafyllidis, A. (2020): Genetic structure and divergence of tench Tinca tinca European populations.
  • Kato, S., Arakaki, S., Kikuchi, K. & Hirase, S. (2020): Complex phylogeographic patterns in the intertidal goby Chaenogobius annularis around Kyushu Island as a boundary zone of three different seas.
  • Kawarada, S., Imamura, H., Narimatsu, Y. & Shinohara, G. (2020): Taxonomic revision of the genus Lycenchelys (Osteichthyes: Zoarcidae) in Japanese waters.
  • Kottelat, M. (2020): Nomenclatural status and possible identity of Aperioptus pictorius (Teleostei: Gonorynchidae [?] and Cobitidae).
  • Kovačić, M. (2020): Checklist of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the Mediterranean Sea and a key for species identification.
  • Kumari, K., Manas, H. M, Sinha, A., Koushlesh, S.K., Sarkar, S.D., Borah, S., BaItha, R., Behera, B.K. & Das, B.K. (2020): Genetic differentiation and phylogenetic relationship of 11 Asian Sisorinae genera (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) with new record of Pseudolaguvia foveolata.

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  • Lavoué, S., Ghazali, S.Z., Jamaluddin, J.A.F., Nor, S.A.M. & Zain, K.M. (2020): Genetic evidence for the recognition of two allopatric species of Asian bronze featherback Notopterus (Teleostei, Osteoglossomorpha, Notopteridae).
  • Li, X., Yang, K., Tong, L., Hou, F., Liu, Q., Li, J., Lu, Y. & Song, Z. (2020): Phylogeography of Schizopygopsis malacanthus Herzenstein (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae) in relation to the tectonic events and Quaternary climatic oscillations in the Shaluli Mountains Region.
  • Li, Y., Liu, C., Lin, L., Li,Y., Xiao, J. & Loh, K.-H. (2020): Pleistocene isolation caused by sea-level fluctuations shaped genetic characterization of Pampus minor over a large-scale geographical distribution.
  • Liedke, A.M.R., Pinheiro, H.T., Floeter, S.R. & Bernardi, G. (2020): Phylogeography of the banded butterflyfish, Chaetodon striatus, indicates high connectivity between biogeographic provinces and ecosystems in the western Atlantic.

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  • Machida, Y., Kanaiwa, M., Shedko, S.V., Matsubara, H., Kobayashi, H., Mandagi, I.F., Ooyagi, A. & Yamahira, K. (2020): Morphologies and population genetic structures of the eight-barbel loach of the genus Lefua on southern Sakhalin.
  • Maetens, H., Van Steenberge, M., Snoeks, J. & Decru, E. (2020): Revalidation of Enteromius alberti and presence of Enteromius cf. mimus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in the Lake Edward system, East Africa.
  • Maniglia, T.C., Gomes, V.N., Oliveira, I.J., Agostinho, C.S., Prioli, S.M.A.P. & Prioli, A.J. (2020): Genetic evidence for a species complex within the piranha Serrasalmus maculatus (Characiformes, Serrasalmidae) from three Neotropical river basins based on mitochondrial DNA sequences.
  • Matsunuma, M. & Tashiro, F. (2020): Redescription of the serranid perchlet Chelidoperca pleurospilus (Günther, 1880).
  • McKeown, N.J., Gwilliam, M.P., Healey, A.J.E., Skujina, I., Potts, W.M., Sauer, W.H.H. & Shaw, P.W. (2020): Deep phylogeographic structure may indicate cryptic species within the Sparid genus Spondyliosoma.
  • McLeish, J., Briers, R.A., Dodd, J.A. & Rueckert, S. (2020): First genetic evidence that invasive bullhead (Cottus L. 1758) in Scotland is of English origin and the difficulty of resolving the European Cottus species taxonomy.
  • Mehraban, H., Esmaeili, H.R., Zarei, F., Ebrahimi, M. & Gholamhosseini, A. (2020): Genetic diversification, population structure, and geophylogeny of the Scarface rockskipper Istiblennius pox (Teleostei: Blenniidae) in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.
  • Mendoza-Portillo, V., Galván-Tirado, C., S. Portnoy, D., Valenzuela-Quiñonez, F., Domínguez Domínguez, O., Durand, J.-D., Pérez Urbiola, J.C. & García-De León, F. (2020): Genetic diversity and structure of circumtropical almaco jack Seriola rivoliana: tool for conservation and management.
  • Mironovsky, A.N. (2020): Large African Barbs: Vectors of Diversification of Individuals of the Generalized Form as the Source of Phenetic Diversity of the Barbus intermedius Complex in Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
  • Morishita, S., Miki, R., Wada, H., Itou, M. & Motomura, H. (2020): Morphological comparisons of Sphyraena qenie with S. putnamae, with a revised key to Indo-Pacific species of Sphyraena lacking gill rakers (Sphyraenidae).
  • Motta-Neto, C.C., Shibatta, O.A., Souza, A.S., Souza Rosa, R. & Molina, W.F. (2020): Inconspicuous genetic and morphological patterns challenge the taxonomic status of endemic species Bodianus insularis (Labridae).
  • Muñoz-Ramírez, C.P., Briones, R., Colin, N., Fierro, P., Górski, K., Jara, A. & Manosalva, A. (2020): A Century after! Rediscovery of the ancient catfish Diplomystes Bleeker 1858 (Siluriformes: Diplomystidae) in coastal river basins of Chile and its implications for conservation.

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  • Naseka, A.M. & Renaud, C.B. (2020): Morphology-based taxonomic re-assessment of the Arctic lamprey, Lethenteron camtschaticum (Tilesius, 1811) and taxonomic position of other members of the genus.
  • Nguyen, H.-T.T., Dang, B.T., Glenner, H. & Geffen, A.J. (2020): Cophylogenetic analysis of the relationship between anemonefish Amphiprion (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) and their symbiotic host anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniaria).
  • Nogueira, A.F., Oliveira, C., Langeani, F. & Netto-Ferreira, A.L. (2020): Overlooked biodiversity of mitochondrial lineages in Hemiodus (Ostariophysi, Characiformes).

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  • Ochoa, L.E., Datovo, A., DoNascimiento, C., Roxo, F.F.,  Sabaj, M.H., Chang, J., Melo, B.F., Silva, G.S.C., Foresti, F., Alfaro, M.  & Oliveira, C. (2020): Phylogenomic analysis of trichomycterid catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) inferred from ultraconserved elements.
  • Ochoa, L.E., Melo, B.F., García-Melo, J.E., Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A., Souza, C.S., Albornoz-Garzón, J.G., Conde-Saldaña, C.C., Villa-Navarro, F., Ortega-Lara, A. & Oliveira, C. (in press): Species delimitation reveals an underestimated diversity of Andean catfishes of the family Astroblepidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes).
  • Okada, R., Tsuji, S., Shibata, N., Morita, K., Kitagawa, T. & Yamanaka, H. (2020): Environmental DNA analysis provides an overview of distribution patterns of two dojo loach species within the Naka-ikemi Wetland, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
  • Oladipo, S.O., Nneji, L.M., Anifowoshe, A.T. & Nneji, I.C. (2020): Molecular characterization of Malapterurus minjiriya Sagua, 1987 and phylogenetic relationships within the genus Malapterurus (Silurifomes, Malapteruridae) from Nigerian inland water bodies.

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  • Perea, S., Sousa-Santos, C., Robalo, J. & Doadrio, I. (2020): Multilocus phylogeny and systematics of Iberian endemic Squalius (Actinopterygii, Leuciscidae).
  • Piller, K.R., Bloom, D.D., Lyons, J. & Mercado-Silva, N. (2020): Systematics and Taxonomy of Chapalichthys (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae), a Small Genus of Live-Bearers from Central Mexico.
  • Pogonoski, J.J., Gon, O. & Appleyard, S.A. (2020): Redescription and distributional range extension of the Speckled Siphonfish, Siphamia guttulata (Pisces: Apogonidae).
  • Presti, P., Johnson, G.D. & Datovo, A. (2020): Anatomy and evolution of the pectoral filaments of threadfins (Polynemidae).
  • Purrafee Dizaj, L., Esmaeili, H.R., Valinassab, T. & Salarpouri, A. (2020): Taxonomic Status and Molecular Systematics of an Endemic Fish, Herklotsichthys lossei (Clupeidae) from the Persian Gulf: Insights into Non-monophyly of the Genus.

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  • Quagio-Grassiotto, I., Baicere-Silva, C.B., Oliveira Santana, J.C., Mirande, J.M. (2020): Spermiogenesis and sperm ultrastructure as sources of phylogenetic characters. The example of characid fishes (Teleostei: Characiformes).

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  • Ramos, T.P.A., Neto, L.F.B., Ferreira, K.C.F. & Barbosa, J.E.L. (2020): Redescription of Parotocinclus haroldoi Garavello, 1988 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), Northeastern Brazil.
  • Ramos-Castro, M., Chen, H.-M. & Mao, B.-S. (2020): Descriptions of neurocranium morphology in 34 species of moray eels (Muraenidae) found in Taiwan.
  • Rangel-Medrano, J.D., Ortega-Lara, A. & Márquez, E.J. (2020): Ancient genetic divergence in bumblebee catfish of the genus Pseudopimelodus (Pseudopimelodidae: Siluriformes) from northwestern South America.
  • Reichenbacher, B., Přikryl, T., Cerwenka, A.F., Keith, P., Gierl, C. & Dohrmann, M. (2020): Freshwater gobies 30 million years ago: New insights into character evolution and phylogenetic relationships of †Pirskeniidae (Gobioidei, Teleostei).
  • Ren, Q., Yang, L., Chang, C.-H. & Mayden, R.L. (2020): Molecular phylogeny and divergence of major clades in the Puntius complex (Teleostei: Cypriniformes).
  • Ríos, N., Casanova, A., Hermida, M., Pardo, B.G., Martínez, P., Bouza, C. & García, G. (2020): Population Genomics in Rhamdia quelen (Heptapteridae, Siluriformes) Reveals Deep Divergence and Adaptation in the Neotropical Region.
  • Riva-Rossi, C., Barrasso, D.A., Baker, C., Quiroga, A.P., Baigún, C., Basso, N.G. (2020): Revalidation of the Argentinian pouched lamprey Geotria macrostoma (Burmeister, 1868) with molecular and morphological evidence.
  • Robertson, D.R., Angulo, A., Baldwin, C.C., Pitassy, D., Driskell, A., Weigt, L. & Navarro, I.J.F. (2020): Misidentification of Bellator gymnostethus (Gilbert, 1892) as Prionotus ruscarius Gilbert & Starks, 1904 (Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae).
  • Rojo, J.H., Fernández, D.A., Figueroa, D.E. & Boy, C.C. (2020): Phenotypic and genetic differentiation between diadromous and landlocked puyen Galaxias maculatus.
  • Romand, R., Agnèse, J.F. & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2020: On the identity of the West African killifish Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941 (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheilidae).

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  • Sarmento-Soares, L.M. & Martins-Pinheiro, R.F. (2020): A reappraisal of phylogenetic relationships among auchenipterid catfishes of the subfamily Centromochlinae and diagnosis of its genera (Teleostei: Siluriformes).
    • Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 167: 85-146.
  • Sassi, F.M.C., Deon, G.A., Moreira-Filho, O., Vicari, M.R., Bertollo, L.A:C., Liehr, T., Oliveira, E.A. & Cioffi, M.B. (2020): Multiple Sex Chromosomes and Evolutionary Relationships in Amazonian Catfishes: The Outstanding Model of the Genus Harttia (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).
  • Seçer, B., Mouludi-Saleh, A., Eagderi, S., Çiçek, E. & Sungur, S. (2020): Morphological flexibility of Oxynoemacheilus seyhanensis in different habitats of Turkish inland waters: A case of error in describing a populations as distinct species.
  • Seljestad, G.W., Quintela, M., Faust, E., Halvorsen, K.T., Besnier, F., Jansson, E., Dahle, G., Knutsen, H., André, C., Folkvord, A. & Glover, K.A. (2020): “A cleaner break”: Genetic divergence between geographic groups and sympatric phenotypes revealed in ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta).
  • Shelley, J.J., David, B.O., Thacker, C.E., Hicks, A.S., Jarvis, M.G. & Unmack, P.J. (2020): Phylogeography of the Cran’s bully Gobiomorphus basalis (Gobiiformes: Eleotridae) and an analysis of species boundaries within the New Zealand radiation of Gobiomorphus.
  • Shelley, J.J., Swearer, S.E., Dempster, T., Adams, M., Le Feuvre, M.C., Hammer, M.P. & Unmack, P.J. (2020): Plio-Pleistocene sea-level changes drive speciation of freshwater fishes in north-western Australia.
  • Shimose, T., Suzuki, N. & Iwatsuki, Y. (2020): Pristipomoides amoenus (Snyder 1911), a valid species of jobfish (Pisces, Lutjanidae), with comparisons to P. argyrogrammicus (Valenciennes 1832).
  • Sholihah, A., Delrieu-Trottin, E., Sukmono, T., Dahruddin, H., Risdawati, R., Elvyra, R., Wibowo, A., Kustiati, K., Busson, F., Sauri, S.,  Nurhaman, U., Dounias, E., Zein, M.S.A., Fitriana, Y., Utama, I.V., Muchlisin, Z.A., Agnèse, J.-F., Hanner, R., Wowor, D., Steinke, D., Keith, P., Rüber, L. & Hubert, N. (2020): Disentangling the taxonomy of the subfamily Rasborinae (Cypriniformes, Danionidae) in Sundaland using DNA barcodes.
  • Sidharthan, A., Raghavan, R., Anoop, V.K., Philip, S. & Dahanukar, N. (2020): Riddle on the riffle: Miocene diversification and biogeography of endemic mountain loaches in the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot.
  • Silva, R., Pedraza-Marrón, C.R., Sampaio, I., Betancur, R.R., Gomes, G. & Schneider, H. (2020): New insights about species delimitation in red snappers (Lutjanus purpureus and L. campechanus) using multilocus data.
  • Soares, K.D.A. & Carvalho, M.R. (2020): Phylogenetic relationship of catshark species of the genus Scyliorhinus (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) based on comparative morphology.
  • Sreelekshmi, S., Sukumaran, S., Kishor, T.G., Sebastian, W. & Gopalakrishnan, A. (2020): Population genetic structure of the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, along the Indian coast.
  • Stauffer, J.R., Jr., Bills, R., Skelton, P.H. & Weyl, O.L.F. (2020): Re-elevation to species level and redescription of Serranochromis jallae and Serranochromis robustus (Teleostei: Cichlidae).
  • Sterling, K.A., Nielsen, S.V., Brown, A.J., Warren, Jr. M.L. & Noonan, B.P. (2020): Cryptic diversity among Yazoo Darters (Percidae: Etheostoma raneyi) in disjunct watersheds of northern Mississippi.
  • Sudasinghe, H., Adamson, E.A.S., Ranasinghe, R.H.T., Meegaskumbura, M., Ikebe, C. & Britz, R. (2020): Unexpected species diversity within Sri Lanka’s snakehead fishes of the Channa marulius group (Teleostei: Channidae).
  • Sudasinghe, H., Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura, M., Maduwage, K. & Britz, R. (2020): Channa kelaartii, a valid species of dwarf snakehead from Sri Lanka and southern peninsular India (Teleostei: Channidae).
  • Sudasinghe, H., Pethiyagoda, R., Raghavan, R., Dahanukar, N., Rüber, L. & Meegaskumbura, M. (2020): Diversity, phylogeny and biogeography of Systomus (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in Sri Lanka.
  • Sudasinghe, H., Ranasinghe, R.H.T., Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura, M. & Britz, R. (2020): Genetic diversity and morphological stasis in the Ceylon Snakehead, Channa orientalis (Teleostei: Channidae).
  • Sugiura, K., Tomita, S., Minamoto, T., Mishina, T., Iwata, A., Abe, T., Yamamoto, S. & Watanabe, K. (2020): Characterizing the spatial and temporal occurrence patterns of the endangered botiid loach Parabotia curtus by environmental DNA analysis using a newly developed species-specific primer set.

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  • Tea, Y.-K. & Gill, A.C. (2020): Systematic reappraisal of the anti-equatorial fish genus Microcanthus Swainson (Teleostei: Microcanthidae), with redescription and resurrection of Microcanthus joyceae Whitley.
  • Thampy, D.R., Kurian, A.G., Rema Devi, K. & Kumar, R.G. (2020): The identity of Rasbora neilgherriensis (Teleostei: Danionidae), with a re-description.
  • Traldi, J.B., Vicari, M.R., Martinez, J.F., Blanco, D.R., Lui, R.L., Azambuja, M., Bonfim de Almeida, R., Malimpensa, G.C., Silva, G.J.C., Oliveira, C., Pavanelli, C.S. & Filho, O.M. (2020): Recent Apareiodon species evolutionary divergence (Characiformes: Parodontidae) evidenced by chromosomal and molecular inference.

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  • Uiblein, F., Gouws, G., Johnson, J.W., Lobel, P.S. & Shaheen, S. (2020): Junior synonymy of Mulloides armatus and intraspecific comparisons of the yellowstripe goatfish Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Mullidae) using a comprehensive alpha-taxonomy approach.

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  • Van Steenberge, M.W., Vanhove, M.P.M., Chocha Manda, A., Larmuseau, M.H.D., Swart, B.L., Khang’Mate, F., Arndt, A., Hellemans, B., Van Houdt, J., Micha, J.-C., Koblmüller, S., Roodt-Wilding, R., Volckaert, F.A.M. (2020): Unravelling the evolution of Africa’s drainage basins through a widespread freshwater fish, the African sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus.
  • Voronina, E.P., Maclaine, J., Raredon, S. & Pruvost, P. (2020): Revised Diagnoses, Nomenclature, Distribution and Key for Identification of the Species of the Indo-Pacific Genus Laeops (Bothidae).
  • Voronina, E.P., Raredon, S. & Maclaine, J. (2020): Taxonomic Status of Three Nominal Species of Indo-Pacific Flatfishes (Bothidae) with Redescription of Japonolaeops gracilis New Combination.
  • Voskoboinikova, O.S., Kudryavtseva, O.Y., Orlov, A.M., Orlova, S.Y., Nazarkin, M.V., Chernova, N.V. & Maznikova, O.A. (2020): Relationships and Evolution of Lumpsuckers of the Family Cyclopteridae (Cottoidei).

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  • Wang, I-C., Lin, H.-D., Liang, C.-M., Huang, C.-C., Wang, R.-D., Yang, J.-Q. & Wang, W.K. (2020): Complete mitochondrial genome of the freshwater fish Onychostoma lepturum (Teleostei, Cyprinidae): genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.
  • Wang, T., Zhang, Y.-p., Yang, Z.-y., Liu, Z. & Du, Y.-y. (2020): DNA barcoding reveals cryptic diversity in the underestimated genus Triplophysa (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae, Nemacheilinae) from the northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
  • Weyand, C.A. & Piller, K.R. (2020): Assessing phylogeographic variation in the Rosyside Dace (Teleostei, Leuciscidae), a widespread morphologically variable taxon.
  • Winterbottom, R., Burridge, M., Erdmann, M.V., Hanner, R.H., Zur, M., Steinke, C. & Choffe, K. (2020): The cryptic cornucopia revisited – an extended analysis of the COI gene in the gobiid fish genus Trimma (Percomorpha: Gobiiformes).

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  • Yan, Y.-R., Hsu, K.-C., Yi, M.-R., Li, B., Wang, W,.K. & Kang, B. (2020): Cryptic diversity of the spotted scat Scatophagus argus (Perciformes: Scatophagidae) in the South China Sea: pre- or post-production isolation.
  • Yang, Y., Wu, L.-N., Chen, J.-F., Wu, X., Xia, J.-H., Meng, Z.-N., Liu, X.-C. & Lin, H.-R. (2020): Whole-genome sequencing of leopard coral grouper (Plectropomus leopardus) and exploration of regulation mechanism of skin color and adaptive evolution.
  • Yuan, S., Liu, M. & Zhao, Z. (2020): Remarkably low genetic diversity and shallow population structure detected of the spiny eel (Sinobdella sinensis) in Eastern China.

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  • Zavala-Muñoz, F., Bustos, C.A., Landaeta, M.F. & Konstantinidis, P. (2020): Larval development and osteology of Callanthias platei (Teleostei: Callanthiidae) from Desventuradas Islands, South Pacific.
  • Zawadzki, C.H., Oliveira, R.R., Santos Oliveira, A. & Rapp Py-Daniel, L. (2020): Redescription of Hypostomus carinatus (Steindachner 1881) (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Amazonas basin in Brazil.
  • Zou, C., Wang, L., Kong, L., Wang, Y., Wu, Z., Xu, J., Song, A., Liu, H. & You, F. (2020): High levels of genetic diversity and connectivity of whitespotted conger Conger myriaster in the East China Coast.