More News 2017 – authors in alphabetical order
[Focus on fish systematic, phylogeny, synonymy and genetics]


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  • Almada, F., Francisco, S.M., Lima, C.S., FitzGerald, R., Mirimin, L., Villegas-Ríos, D., Saborido-Rey, F., Afonso, P., Morato, T., Bexiga, S. & Robalo, J.I. (2017): Historical gene flow constraints in a northeastern Atlantic fish: phylogeography of the ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta across its distribution range.

  • Ayala, L., Becerra, J., Boo, G.H., Calderon, D., DiMarco, A., Garcia, A., Gonzales, R., Hughey, J.R., Jimenez, G.A., Jimenez, T.A., Lopez, J., Marquez, N.I., Meza, A.I., Ortega, P., Overman, R.K., Pena, C., Porras, M., Rodriguez, D.E., Solorio, J., Soria, A., Suarez, G., Tamayo, D.A. & Wong, F.L. (2017): The complete mitochondrial genome of Xiphister atropurpureus (Perciformes: Stichaeidae).

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  • Barik, T.K., Swain, S.N., Sahu, B., Tripathy, B. & Acharya, U.R. (2017): Morphological and genetic analyses of the first record of longrakered trevally, Ulua mentalis (Perciformes: Carangidae) and of the pinjalo snapper, Pinjalo pinjalo (Perciformes: Lutjanidae) in the Odisha coast, Bay of Bengal.

  • Bedore, A.G., Resende, L.C., Carmo, A.O.d., Rodriguez, D.N., Martins, A.P.V. & Kalapothakis, E. (2017): Leporinus elongatus (Characiformes, Anostomidae): complete mtDNA sequence of an economically important fish from the Paraná and La Plata river basins.

  • Behera, B.K., Baisvar, V.S., Rout, A.K., Pakrashi, S., Kumari, K., Panda, D., Das, P., Parida, P.K., Meena, D.K., Bhakta, D., Das, B.K. & Jena, J. (2017): The population structure and genetic divergence of Labeo gonius (Hamilton, 1822) analyzed through mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene for conservation in Indian waters.

  • Behera, B.K., Kunal, S.P., Baisvar, V.S., Meena, D.K., Panda, D., Pakrashi, S., Paria, P., Das, P., Debnath, D., Parida, P.K., Das, B.K. & Jena, J. (2017): Genetic variation in wild and hatchery population of Catla catla (Hamilton, 1822) analyzed through mtDNA cytochrome b region.

  • Beheregaray, L.B., Pfeiffer, L.V., Attard, C.R.M., Sandoval-Castillo, J., Domingos, F.M.C.B., Faulks, L.K., Gilligan, D.M. & Unmack, P. (2017): Genome-wide data delimits multiple climate-determined species ranges in a widespread Australian fish, the golden perch (Macquaria ambigua).

  • Bertrand, J.A.M., Borsa, P. & Chen, W.-J. (in press): Phylogeography of the sergeants Abudefduf sexfasciatus and A. vaigiensis reveals complex introgression patterns between two widespread and sympatric Indo-West Pacific reef fishes.

  • Borkenhagen, K. (2017): Molecular phylogeny of the tribe Torini Karaman, 1971 (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes) from the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Campbell, M.A., Nielsen, J.G., Sado, T., Shinzato, C., Kanda, M., Satoh, T.P. & Miya, M. (in press): Evolutionary affinities of the unfathomable Parabrotulidae: Molecular data indicate placement of Parabrotula within the family Bythitidae, Ophidiiformes.

  • Casewell, N.R., Visser, J.C., Baumann, K., Dobson, J., Han, H., Kuruppu, S., Morgan, M., Romilio, A., Weisbecker, V., Ali, S.A., Debono, J., Koludarov, I., Que, I., Bird, G.C., Cooke, G.M., Nouwens, A., Hodgson, W.C., Wagstaff, S.C., Cheney, K.L., Vetter, I., van der Weerd, L., Richardson, M.K. & Fry, B.G. (2017): The Evolution of Fangs, Venom, and Mimicry Systems in Blenny Fishes.

  • Chakrabarty, P., Faircloth, B.C., Alda, F., Ludt, W.B., McMahan, C.D., Near, T.J., Dornburg, A., Albert, J.S., Arroyave, J., Stiassny, M.L.J., Sorenson, L. & Alfaro, M.E. (2017): Phylogenomic Systematics of Ostariophysan fishes: Ultraconserved Elements Support the Surprising Non-monophyly of Characiformes.

  • Ciccotto, P.J. & Page, L.M. (2017): Comment on “On Gonorynchus, Gonorhynchus, Gonorinchus, Gonorhinchus, and Gonorrhynchus, and some other names of labeonine fishes (Teleostei: Gonorhynchidae and Cyprinidae)” by Kottelat (2016).

  • Corona-Santiago, D.K., Galván-Tirado, C., García-De León, F.J., Doadrio, I. & Domínguez-Domínguez, O. (2017): The complete mitogenome of the live-bearing fish Xenotoca variata (Bean, 1887) (Actinopterygii: Goodeidae).

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  • Divya, P.R., Mohitha, C., Rahul, G.K., Shanis, C.P.R., Basheer, V.S. & Gopalakrishnan, A. (2017): Molecular based phylogenetic species recognition in the genus Pampus (Perciformes: Stromateidae) reveals hidden diversity in the Indian Ocean.

  • Dornburg, A., Townsend, J.P., Brooks, W., Spriggs, E., Eytan, R.I., Moore, J.A., Wainwright, P.C., Lemmon, A., Moriarty Lemmon, E. & Near, T.J. (2017): New Insights on the Sister Lineage of Percomorph Fishes with an Anchored Hybrid Enrichment Dataset.

  • Dotti do Prado, F., Fernandez-Cebrián, R., Hashimoto, D.T., Senhorini, J.A., Foresti, F., Martínez, P. & Porto-Foresti, F. (2017): Hybridization and genetic introgression patterns between two South American catfish along their sympatric distribution range.

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  • Ehemann, N.R., González-González, L.V: & Trites, A.W. (2017): Lesser devil rays Mobula cf. hypostoma from Venezuela are almost twice their previously reported maximum size and may be a new sub-species.

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  • Fitzpatrick, C.K., Finnegan, K.A., Osaer, F., Narváez, K. & Shivji, M.S. (2017): The complete mitochondrial genome of the Critically Endangered Angelshark, Squatina squatina.

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  • Gan, H.M., Takahashi, H., Hammer, M.P., Tan, M.H., Lee, Y.P., Voss, J.M. & Austin, C.M. (2017): Mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic relationships of Lates japonicus, Lates niloticus, and Psammoperca waigiensis (Perciformes: Latidae).

  • Gandolfi, A., Ferrari, C., Crestanello, B., Girardi, M., Lucentini, L. & Meraner, A. (2017): Population genetics of pike, genus Esox (Actinopterygii, Esocidae), in Northern Italy: evidence for mosaic distribution of native, exotic and introgressed populations.

  • Guo, C.-C., Liu, M., Lin, J.-J.Dai, F.-Q. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the tigertooth croaker Otolithes ruber (Perciformes: Sciaenidae).

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  • Huang, J.-Y., Hu, S., Bai, X. & Zhang E (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome of Liobagrus styani (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae).

  • Husemann, M., Tobler, M., McCauley, C., Ding, B. & Danley, P.D. (2017): Body shape differences in a pair of closely related Malawi cichlids and their hybrids: Effects of genetic variation, phenotypic plasticity, and transgressive segregation.

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  • Jin, Y., Ouyang, L., Zheng, H., Lin, Y., Zhang, M., Li, S. & Cheng, J. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome analysis of Japanese Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus niphonius) with phylogenetic consideration.

  • Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., Eagderi, S., Sayyadzadeh, G., & Esmaeili, H.R. (2017): Cobitis keyvani, a junior synonym of Cobitis faridpaki (Teleostei: Cobitidae).

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  • Kaga, T. (2017): Redescription of Ateleopus japonicus Bleeker 1853, a senior synonym of Ateleopus natalensis Regan 1921 (Teleostei: Ateleopodiformes: Ateleopodidae).

  • Kang, B., Huang, X. & Wu, Y. (2017): Palaeolake isolation and biogeographical process of freshwater fishes in the Yellow River.

  • Khaefi, R., Vatandoust, S. & Esmaeli, H.R. (in press): Re-description of Barbus miliaris De Filippi, 1863 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the endorheic Namak Lake basin of Iran.

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  • Lavoué, S., Arnegard, M.E., Rabosky, D.L., McIntyre, P.B., Arcila, D., Vari, R.P. & Nishida, M. (2017): Trophic evolution in African citharinoid fishes (Teleostei: Characiformes) and the origin of intraordinal pterygophagy.

  • Lavoué, S., Bertrand, J.A.M., Chen, W.-J., Ho, H.-C.H., Motomura, H., Sado, T. & Miya, M. (2017): Phylogenetic position of the rainbow sardine Dussumieria (Dussumieriidae) and its bearing on the early evolution of the Clupeoidei.

  • Lazzarotto, H., Barros, T., Louvise, J. & Caramaschi, É.P. (2017): Morphological variation among populations of Hemigrammus coeruleus (Characiformes: Characidae) in a Negro River tributary, Brazilian Amazon.

  • Levin, B.A., Simonov, E.P., Ermakov, O.A., Levina, M.A., Interesova, E.A., Kovalchuk, O.M., Malinina, Y.A., Mamilov, N.S., Mustafayev, N.J., Pilin, D.V., Pozdeev, I.V., Prostakov, N.I., Roubenyan, H.R., Titov, S.V. & Vekhov, D.A. (2017): Phylogeny and phylogeography of the roaches, genus Rutilus (Cyprinidae), at the Eastern part of its range as inferred from mtDNA analysis.
    • Nomenclatoral effects: Six Ponto–Caspian taxa: Rutilus caspicus, R. heckelii, R. rutilus aralensis, R. rutilus lacustris, R. schelkovnikovi, and R. stoumboudae, might represent only one valid species: R. lacustris by priority of description.

  • Li, B. (2017): The complete mitochondrial genome of Glyptothorax cavia (Siluriformes, Sisoridae, Glyptothorax): genome characterization and phylogenetic analysis.

  • Li, P., Liu, W., Wang, J. & Tang, F. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome of the Oncorhynchus keta (Walbaum, 1792) and Oncorhynchus masou masou (Brevoort, 1856).

  • Li, Y., Ludwig, A. & Peng, Z. (2017): Geographical differentiation of the Euchiloglanis fish complex (Teleostei: Siluriformes) in the Hengduan Mountain Region, China: Phylogeographic evidence of altered drainage patterns.

  • Liu, J., Tan, C., Xiao, K., Wang, B., Liu, X. & Du, H. (2017): The complete mitochondrial genome of Dabry’s sturgeon (Acipenser dabryanus).

  • Lo, P.-C., Liu, S.-H., Nor, S.A.M. & Chen, W.-J. (2017): Molecular exploration of hidden diversity in the Indo-West Pacific sciaenid clade.

  • Longo, S.J., Faircloth, B.C., Meyer, A., Westneat, M.W., Alfaro, M.E. & Wainwright, P.C. (2017): Phylogenomic analysis of a rapid radiation of misfit fishes (Syngnathiformes) using ultraconserved elements.

  • Lujan, N.K., Cramer, C.A., Covain, R., Fisch-Muller, S. & López-Fernández, H. (2017): Multilocus molecular phylogeny of the ornamental wood-eating catfishes (Siluriformes, Loricariidae, Panaqolus and Panaque) reveals undescribed diversity and parapatric clades.

  • Lujić, J., Kohlmann, K., Kersten, P., Marinović, Z., Ćirković, M. & Simić, V. (2017): Phylogeographic Identification of Tench Tinca tinca (L., 1758) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from the Northern Balkans and Adjacent Regions and its Implications for Conservation.

  • Luo, F., Huang, J., He, A., Luo, T., Zhou, H. & Wen, Y. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome of a cavefish Sinocyclocheilus ronganensis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).

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  • Marceniuk, A.P., Siccha-Ramirez, R., Barthem, R.B. & Wosiacki, W.B. (in press): Redescription of Notarius grandicassis and Notarius parmocassis (Siluriformes; Ariidae), with insights into morphological plasticity and evidence of incipient speciation.

  • Meier, J.I., Marques, D.A., Mwaiko, S., Wagner, C.E., Excoffier, L. & Seehausen, O. (2017): Ancient hybridization fuels rapid cichlid fish adaptive radiations.

  • Motomura, H., Béarez, P. & Causse, R. (2017): 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).

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  • Nirchio, M., Oliveira, C., Siccha-Ramirez, Z.R., Sene, V.F.d., Sola, L., Milana, V. & Rossi, A.R. (2017): The Mugil curema species complex (Pisces, Mugilidae): a new karyotype for the Pacific white mullet mitochondrial lineage.

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  • Ouazzani, K.C., Benazzou, T., Charouki, N., Bonhomme, F. & Chlaida, M. (2017): Genetic differentiation of European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) along the Moroccan coast reveals a phylogeographic break around the 25th parallel North.

  • Ozouf-Costaz, C., Coutanceau, J.P., Bonillo, C., Mercot, H., Fermon, Y. & Guidi-Rontani, C. (2017): New insights into the chromosomal differentiation patterns among cichlids from Africa and Madagascar / Nouveaux aperçus dans la différenciation chromosomique parmi les cichlidés d’Afrique et de Madagascar.

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  • Perreault-Payette, A., Muir, A.M., Goetz, F., Perrier, C., Normandeau, E., Sirois, P. & Bernatchez, L. (2017): Investigating the extent of parallelism in morphological and genomic divergence among lake trout ecotypes in Lake Superior.

  • Pires, A.A., Ramirez, J.L., Galetti Jr., P.M., Troy, W.P. & Freitas, P.D. (2017): Molecular analysis reveals hidden diversity in Zungaro (Siluriformes: Pimelodidade): a genus of giant South American catfish.

  • Pusey, B.J., Burrows, D.W., Kennard, M.J., Perna, C.N., Unmack, P.J., Allsop, Q. & Hammer, M.P. (2017): Freshwater fishes of northern Australia.

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  • Reznick, D.N., Furness, A.I., Meredith, R.W. & Springer, M.S. (2017): The origin and biogeographic diversification of fishes in the family Poeciliidae.

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  • Sahoo, L., Bit, A., Meher, P.K., Murmu, K., Sundaray, J.K. & Das, P. (2017): Rapid recovery of complete mitogenome of Indian major carp, Catla catla from low depth paired end Illumina sequencing.

  • Sánchez-Pinedo, G., Díaz-Viloria, N., Ortiz-Galindo, J.L., Ferreira-Fontoura, N., Perez-Enriquez, R., Sánchez-Velasco, L. & De La Cruz-Agüero, J. (2017): Proposed synonymy for Micropogonias altipinnis (Günther 1864), Micropogonias ectenes (Jordan & Gilbert 1882), and Micropogonias megalops (Gilbert 1890).

  • 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.

  • Setiamarga, D.H.E. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the Lake Eyre hardyhead (Craterocephalus eyresii), a freshwater atherinid fish endemic to Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia.

  • Setiamarga, D.H.E. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome of the smallmouth hardyhead (Atherinosoma microstoma) and its phylogenetic position among the Atheriniform fishes.

  • Soares, I.N., Azevedo-Santos, V.M. & Benine, R.C. (2017): Redescription of Moenkhausia megalops (Eigenmann, 1907), a widespread tetra from the Amazon basin (Characiformes, Characidae).

  • Song, S., Zhao, J. & Li, C. (2017): Species delimitation and phylogenetic reconstruction of the sinipercids (Perciformes: Sinipercidae) based on target enrichment of thousands of nuclear coding sequences.

  • Steinke, D., deWaard, J., Gomon, M., Johnson, J., Larson, H., Lucanus, O., Moore, G., Reader, S. & Ward, R. (2017): DNA barcoding the fishes of Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef).

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  • Unmack, P.J., Sandoval-Castillo, J., Hammer, M.P., Adams, M., Raadik, T.A. & Beheregaray, L.B. (in press): Genome-wide SNPs resolve a key conflict between sequence and allozyme data to confirm another threatened candidate species of river blackfishes (Teleostei: Percichthyidae: Gadopsis).

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  • Van Ginneken, M., Decru, E., Verheyen, E. & Snoeks, J. (2017): Morphometry and DNA barcoding reveal cryptic diversity in the genus Enteromius (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Congo basin, Africa.

  • Veríssimo, A., Sampaio, Í., McDowell, J.R., Alexandrino, P., Mucientes, G., Queiroz, N., da Silva, C., Jones, C.S. & Noble, L.R. (2017): World without borders—genetic population structure of a highly migratory marine predator, the blue shark (Prionace glauca).

  • Vila, M., Hermida, M., Fernández, C., Perea, S., Doadrio, I., Amaro, R. & San Miguel, E. (2017): Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of the Ibero-Balearic Three-Spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).

  • Voskoboinikova, O.S. & Nazarkin, M.V. (2017): Osteology of the Southern Ocean daggertooth (Anotopterus vorax) and status of the Anotopterus genus in the Aulopiformes order.

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  • Wallis, G.P., Cameron-Christie, S.R., Kennedy, H.L., Palmer, G., Sanders, T.R. & Winter, D.J. (2017): Interspecific hybridization causes long-term phylogenetic discordance between nuclear and mitochondrial genomes in freshwater fishes.

  • Wang, J., Yu, Z., Wang, X., Yang, S., Zhang, D. & Zhang, Y. (2017): The next-generation sequencing reveals the complete mitochondrial genome of Alosa sapidissima (Perciformes: Clupeidae) with phylogenetic consideration.

  • Wang, Z., Long, S., Liao, J., Huang, C., Zhang, H., Huang, S., Zhang, Y., Liu, L. & Guo, Y. (2017): Complete mitogenome of Hainan medaka Oryzias curvinotus (Teleostei: Beloniformes) and transcriptional differences between male and female liver.

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  • Zhou, A., Xie, S., Wang, Z., Fan, L., Wang, C., Ye, Q., Chen, Y. & Zou, J. (2017): Molecular evidence of two colour morphs of northern snakehead (Channa argus) based on mitochondrial 12S rRNA.

  • Zhu, S., Li, X., Yang, J., Li, Y., Chen, F., Li, J. & Wu, Z. (2017): Complete mitochondrial genome of the freshwater fish, Carassioides acuminatus (Cypriniformes, cyprinidae).