More News 2018 – authors in alphabetical order
[Focus on fish systematic, phylogeny, synonymy and genetics]


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  • Adeoba, M.I., Kabongo, R., Van der Bank, H. & Yessoufou, K. (2018): Re-evaluation of the discriminatory power of DNA barcoding on some specimens of African Cyprinidae (subfamilies Cyprininae and Danioninae).

  • Alfaro, M.E., Faircloth, B.C., Harrington, R.C., Sorenson, L., Friedman, M., Thacker, C.E., Oliveros, C.H., Černý, D. & Near, T.J. (2018): Explosive diversification of marine fishes at the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary.

  • Amorim, P.F, & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018): Multigene phylogeny supports diversification of four-eyed fishes and one-sided livebearers (Cyprinodontiformes: Anablepidae) related to major South American geological events.

  • Anderson, W.D., Jr. (2018): Annotated checklist of anthiadine fishes (Percoidei: Serranidae).

  • Angulo, A., Donascimiento, C., Lasso-Alcalá, O.M., Farah-Pérez, A., Langeani, F. & Mcmahan, C.D. (2018): Redescription of Trichomycterus striatus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913) (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with notes on its geographic distribution.

  • Asem, A., Wang, P.-Z. & Li, W. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of the Asian river pipefish Doryichthys boaja (Actinopterygii; Syngnathiformes; Syngnathidae) obtained using next-generation sequencing.

  • Asem, A., Xu, Y.-S., Wang, P.-Z. & Li, W. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of the pallid seahorse Solegnathus hardwickii (Actinopterygii; Syngnathiformes; Syngnathidae) obtained using next-generation sequencing.

  • Astarloa, J.M.D., Munroe, T.A., Béarez, P., Gonzalez-Castro, M. & Castellini, D.L. (2018): External morphology, postcranial and appendicular osteology of three southwestern Atlantic flatfishes (Paralichthys, Paralichthyidae), and comparisons with other congeneric species.

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  • Bagley, J.C., Mayden, R.L. & Harris, P.M. (2018): Phylogeny and divergence times of suckers (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) inferred from Bayesian total-evidence analyses of molecules, morphology, and fossils.

  • Balakirev, E.S., Kravchenko, A.Y., Romanov, N.S. & Ayala, F.J. (2018): Complete mitochondrial genome of the European smelt Osmerus eperlanus (Osmeriformes, Osmeridae).

  • Ballesteros-Nova, N.E., Pérez-Rodríguez, R., Beltrán-López, R.G. & Domínguez-Domínguez, O. (2018): Genetic differentiation of the southern population of the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas Rafinesque (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae).

  • Bangs, M.R., Douglas, M.R., Mussmann, S.M. & Douglas, M.E. (2018): Unraveling historical introgression and resolving phylogenetic discord within Catostomus (Osteichthys: Catostomidae).

  • Barrientos-Villalobos, J., Schmitter-Soto, J.J. & Monteros, A.J.E. (2018): Several Subspecies or Phenotypic Plasticity? A Geometric Morphometric and Molecular Analysis of Variability of the Mayan Cichlid Mayaheros urophthalmus in the Yucatan.

  • Barros-García, D., Froufe, E., Bañón, R., Arronte, J.C. & De Carlos, A. (2018): Phylogenetic analysis shows the general diversification pattern of deep-sea notacanthiforms (Teleostei: Elopomorpha).
    • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 15 March 2018.

  • Berbel‐Filho, W.M., Ramos, T.P.A., Jacobina, U.P., Maia, D.J.G., Torres, R.A. & Lima, S.M.Q. (2018): Updated checklist and DNA barcode‐based species delimitations reveal taxonomic uncertainties among freshwater fishes from the mid‐north‐eastern Caatinga ecoregion, north‐eastern Brazil.

  • Bertaco, V.A. & Azevedo, M.A. (2018): Type catalog from the fish collection of the Museu de Ciências Naturais, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

  • Biscoito, M. & González,J.A. (2018): Physiculus sudanensis Paulin, 1989, a junior synonym of P. dalwigki Kaup, 1858 (Teleostei, Gadiformes, Moridae), with a redescription of P. dalwigki.

  • Brito, P.S., Guimarães, E.C., Katz, A.M., Piorski, N.M. & Ottoni, F.P. (2018): Taxonomic status of Aphyocharax avary Fowler, 1913, Aphyocharax pusillus Günther, 1868 and Chirodon alburnus Günther, 1869 (Characiformes, Characidae).

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  • Camelier, P., Menezes, N.A., Costa-Silva, G.J. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Molecular and morphological data of the freshwater fish Glandulocauda melanopleura (Characiformes: Characidae) provide evidences of river captures and local differentiation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

  • Camelier, P., Menezes, N.A., Costa-Silva, G.J. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Molecular phylogeny and biogeographic history of the Neotropical tribe Glandulocaudini (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae).

  • Campbell, M.A., Robertson, D.R., Vargas, M.I., Allen, G.R. & McMillan, W.O. (2018): Multilocus molecular systematics of the circumtropical reef-fish genus Abudefduf (Pomacentridae): history, geography and ecology of speciation.

  • Campbell, M.A., Sado, T., Shinzato, C., Koyanagi, R., Okamoto, M. & Miya, M. (2018): Multilocus phylogenetic analysis of the first molecular data from the rare and monotypic Amarsipidae places the family within the Pelagia and highlights limitations of existing data sets in resolving pelagian interrelationships.

  • Carter, J.M., Clement, M.J., Makinster, A.S., Crowder, C.D. & Hickerson, B.T. (2018): Classification Success of Species within the Gila robusta Complex Using Morphometric and Meristic Characters – A Reexamination.

  • Carvalho, M.L., Silva, G.J.C., Melo, S., Ashikaga, F.Y., Shimabukuro-Dias, C.K., Scacchetti, P.C., Devidé, R., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C. (2018): The non-monotypic status of the neotropical fish genus Hemiodontichthys (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) evidenced by genetic approaches.

  • Ceruso, M., Mascolo, C., Lowe, E.K., Palma, G., Anastasio, A., Sordino, P. & Pepe, T. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of the common pandora Pagellus erythrinus (Perciformes: Sparidae).

  • Chakona, A., Kadye, W.T., Bere, T., Mazungula, D.N. & Vreven, E. (2018): Evidence of hidden diversity and taxonomic conflicts in five stream fishes from the Eastern Zimbabwe Highlands freshwater ecoregion.

  • Chen, Y.-Y., Li, R., Li, C.-Q., Li, W.-X., Yang, H.-F., Xiao, H. & Chen, S.-Y. (2018): Testing the validity of two putative sympatric species from Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences.

  • Christiansen, H., Dettai, A., Heindler, F.M., Collins, M., Duhamel, G., Hautecœur, M., Steinke, D., Volckaert, F.A.& Van de Putte, A.P. (2018): Diversity of Mesopelagic Fishes in the Southern Ocean – a Phylogeographic Perspective Using DNA Barcoding.

  • Conway, K.W. (2018): ‘On Psilorhynchus sucatio and P. nudithoracicus’, the sequel: Unnecessary and unscientific names lead to rapid synonymization and taxonomic time wasting – A response to Arunachalam et al. (2018).

  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Amorim, P.F. & Mattos, J.L.O. (2018): Synchronic historical patterns of species diversification in seasonal aplocheiloid killifishes of the semi-arid Brazilian Caatinga.

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  • Dai, W., Zou, M., Yang, L., Du, K., Chen, W., Shen, Y., Mayden, R.L. & He, S. (2018): Phylogenomic Perspective on the Relationships and Evolutionary History of the Major Otocephalan Lineages.

  • Daly-Engel, T.S., Baremore, I.E., Grubbs, R.D., Gulak, S.J.B., Graham, R.T. & Enzenauer, M.P. (2018): Resurrection of the sixgill shark Hexanchus vitulus Springer & Waller, 1969 (Hexanchiformes, Hexanchidae), with comments on its distribution in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.

  • Dhanze, R. & Dhanze, J.R. (2018): New record and redescription of Osteobrama cunma (Day, 1888) (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Meghna-Barak drainage system, Tripura, India.

  • Du, X., Gong, L., Chen, W., Liu. L. & Lü, Z. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Epinephelus chlorostigma (Serranidae; Epinephelus) with phylogenetic consideration of Epinephelus.

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  • Echelle, A.A., Lang, N.J., Borden, W.C., Schwemm, M.R., Hoagstrom, C.W., Eisenhour, D.J., Mayden, R.L. & Van Den Bussche, R.A. (2018): Molecular systematics of the North American chub genus Macrhybopsis (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

  • Esin, E.V. & Markevich, G.N. (2018): Evolution of the Charrs, Genus Salvelinus (Salmonidae). 1. Origins and Expansion of the Species.

  • Evseenko, S.A., Gordeeva, N.V., Bolshakova, Y.Y., Kobyliansky, S.H. (2018): Morphology and molecular phylogenetic relationships of Barathronus multidens (Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae).

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  • Fan, H., Cheng, Q. & Peng, K. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of the half-fin anchovy, Setipinna tenuifilis (Valenciennes, 1848).

  • Fang, Y., Zhu, L., Chen, M., Ge, Y., Zhang, G. & Cheng, R. (2018): Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of the medical pipefish Doryichthys boaja Bleeker 1850.

  • Farhana, S.N., Muchlisin, Z.A., Duong, T.Y., Tanyaros, S., Page, L.M., Zhao, Y., Adamson, E.A.S., Khaironizam, M.Z., de Bruyn, M. & Azizah, M.N.S. (2018): Exploring hidden diversity in Southeast Asia’s Dermogenys spp. (Beloniformes: Zenarchopteridae) through DNA barcoding.

  • Finucci, B., White, W.T., Kemper, J.M. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2018): Redescription of Chimaera ogilbyi (Chimaeriformes; Chimaeridae) from the Indo-Australian region.

  • Foster, K.L. & Piller, K.R. (2018): Disentangling the drivers of diversification in an imperiled group of freshwater fishes (Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae).

  • Freyhof, J., Özuluğ, M., Kaya, C., Bayçelebi, E. & Turan, D. (2018): Redescription of Alburnus kotschyi Steindachner, 1863, with comments on Alburnus sellal adanensis Battalgazi, 1944 (Teleostei: Leuciscidae).

  • Fricke, R., Mahafina, J.J., Behivoke, F., Jaonalison, H., Léopold, M. & Ponton, D. (2018): Annotated checklist of the fishes of Madagascar, southwestern Indian Ocean, with 158 new records.

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  • Garcez, D.K., Barbosa, C., Loureiro, M., Volcan, M.V., Loebmann, D., Quintela, F.M. & Robe, L.J. (2018): Phylogeography of the critically endangered neotropical annual fish, Austrolebias wolterstorffi (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheilidae): genetic and morphometric evidence of a new species complex.

  • Girardi, S.C., Pavanelli, C.S. & Margarido, V.P. (2018): Contributions to the systematic of Pimelodidae (Osteichthyes, Siluriformes): basic and molecular cytogenetics on seven species of Pimelodus from three Brazilian hydrographic systems.

  • Gómez-González, A.E., Álvarez, F., Matamoros, W.A., Velázquez-Velázquez, E., Schmitter-Soto, J.J., González-Díaz, A.A., Mcmahan, C.D. (2018): Redescription of Vieja hartwegi (Taylor & Miller 1980) (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Grijalva River basin, Mexico and Guatemala, with description of a rheophilic morph.

  • Grande, T.C., Borden, W.C., Wilson, M.V.H. & Scarpitta, L. (2018): Phylogenetic Relationships among Fishes in the Order Zeiformes Based on Molecular and Morphological Data.

  • Guinot, G., Adnet, S., Shimada, K., Underwood, C.J., Siversson, M., Ward, D.J., Kriwet, J. & Cappetta, H. (2018): On the need of providing tooth morphology in descriptions of extant elasmobranch species.

  • Gwilliam, M.P., Winkler, A.C., Potts, W.M., Santos, C.V., Sauer, W.H.H., Shaw, P.W. & McKeown, N.J. (2018): Integrated genetic and morphological data support eco-evolutionary divergence of Angolan and South African populations of Diplodus hottentotus.

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  • Häkli, K., Østbye, K., Kahilainen, K.K., Amundsen, P.-A. & Præbel, K. (2018): Diversifying selection drives parallel evolution of gill raker number and body size along the speciation continuum of European whitefish.


  • Hayes, M.M. & Piller, K.R. (in press): Patterns of diversification in a North American endemic fish, the Blackbanded Darter (Perciformes, Percidae).
    • Hilton, E.J., Stevenson, D.E. & Matarese, A.C. (2018): Osteology of Ronquilus jordani (Zoarcoidei: Bathymasteridae), with a discussion of the developmental osteology and systematics of bathymasterid fishes.

    • Ho, H.-C., Hibino, Y. & Huang, J.-F. (2018): Note on rare snake eels (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) and additional data on three Neenchelys recently described from Taiwan.

    • Ho, H.-C., Smith, D.G. & Huang, J.-F. (2018): Notes on two rare conger eel species (Anguilliformes: Congridae) found in Taiwanese waters.

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    • Ijichi, M., Takano, T., Hasegawa, M., Yashiki, H., Kogure, K., Kojima, S. & Yoshizawa, S. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of the longfin dragonfish Tactostoma macropus (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae).

    • Inaba, T. & Motomura, H. (2018): Review of the Indo-West Pacific genus Inimicus (Synanceiidae: Choridactylinae).

    • Irisarri, I., Singh, P., Koblmüller, S., Torres-Dowdall, J., Henning, F., Franchini, P., Fischer, C., Lemmon, A.R., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Thallinger, G.G., Sturmbauer,C. & Meyer, A. (2018): Phylogenomics uncovers early hybridization and adaptive loci shaping the radiation of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes.

    • Itoi, S., Mochizuki, Y., Tanaka, M., Oyama, H., Tsunashima, T., Yamada, R., Shishido, H., Masuda, Y., Nakai, S., Takai, N., Fukushima, H., Abe, K., Kojima, T. & Sugita, H. (2018): Species composition of the genus Scombrops (Teleostei, Scombropidae) in the waters around the Japanese Archipelago: detection of a cryptic species.

    • Iwatsuki, Y., Newman, S.J., Tanaka, F. & Russell, B.C. (2018): Validity of Psammoperca datnioides Richardson 1848 and redescriptions of P. waigiensis Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828 and Hypopterus macropterus (Günther 1859) in the family Latidae (Perciformes) from the Indo-West Pacific.

    • Iyiola, O.A., Nneji, L.M., Mustapha, M.K., Nzeh, C.G., Oladipo, S. O., Nneji, I.C., Okeyoyin, A.O., Nwani, C.D., Ugwumba, O.A., Ugwumba, A.A.A., Faturoti, E.O., Wang, Y.-y., Chen, J., Wang, W.-Z. & Adeola, A.C. (2018): DNA barcoding of economically important freshwater fish species from north‐central Nigeria uncovers cryptic diversity.

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    • Jalili, P., Eagderi, S., Poorbagher, H. & Seçer, B. (2018): Phylogeny of Oxynoemacheilus bergianus (Derzhavin, 1934) (Nemacheilidae: Cypriniformes) in Iran using osteological characteristics.

    • Jelić, D., Jelić, M., Žutinić, P., Šimunović, I., Zupančič, P. & Naseka, A.M. (2018): Distribution of endangered Italian gudgeon Romanogobio benacensis (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae, Gobioninae) with remarks on distinguishing morphological characters.

    • Jew, M., Ebert, D.A., Kemper, J.M., Walovich, K. & Quaranta, K.L. (2018): Redescription of the bigeye chimaera, Hydrolagus macrophthalmus de Buen, 1959 (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeriformes), with a genetic characterization of the species.

    • Jiang, H., Liu, B., Lü, Z., Liu, L. & Gong, L. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Lagocephalus sceleratus (Tetraodontiformes; Tetraodontidae) and phylogenetic studies of Tetraodontidae.

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    • Katwate, U., Kumkar, P., Britz, R., Raghavan, R. & Dahanukar, N. (2018): The identity of Aplocheilus andamanicus (Köhler, 1906) (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes), an endemic Killifish from the Andaman Islands, with notes on Odontopsis armata van Hasselt.

    • Keskar, A., Raghavan, R., Paingankar, M.S., Kumkar, P., Katwate, U., Jadhav, S., Padhye, A. & Dahanukar, N. (2018): Molecular phylogeny unveils hidden diversity of hillstream loaches (Cypriniformes: Cobitoidea) in the northern Western Ghats of India.

    • Kitasato, A., Miyazaki, T., Sugaya, Y. & Omachi, S. (2018): Automatic Discrimination between Scomber japonicus and Scomber australasicus by Geometric and Texture Features.

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    • Lait, L.A., Marshall, H.D. & Carr, S.M. (2018): Phylogeographic mitogenomics of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua: Variation in and among trans‐Atlantic, trans‐Laurentian, Northern cod, and landlocked fjord populations.

    • Laskar, B.A., Kumar, V., Kundu, S. Tyagi, K. & Chandra, K. (2018): Taxonomic quest: validating two mahseer fishes (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) through molecular and morphological data from biodiversity hotspots in India.

    • Lavoué, S., Ratmuangkhwang, S., Ho, H.-C., Chen, W.-J. & Azizah, M.N.S. (2018): Swimbladder Evolution of Longfin Herrings (Pristigasteridae, Teleostei).

    • Lehmberg, E.S., Elbassiouny, A.A., Bloom, D.D., López-Fernández, H., Crampton, W.G.R. & Lovejoy, N.R. (2018): Fish biogeography in the “Lost World” of the Guiana Shield: Phylogeography of the weakly electric knifefish Gymnotus carapo (Teleostei: Gymnotidae).

    • Leslie, R.W., Gon, O. & Gouws, G. (2018): The taxonomic status of the South African straptail, Macruronus capensis Davies, 1950 (Pisces, Gadiformes, Macruronidae).

    • Li, C., Huang, H., Yang, S., He, H., Fu, Q., Chen, S. & Xiaom H. (2018): Complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic analysis of Sinocyclocheilus oxycephalus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).

    • Li, X. & Zhou, W. (2018): The species of Clupisoma from Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Ailiidae), with a comment on the validity of the family Ailiidae.

    • Li, Y., Zhang, L., Zhao, L., Feng, J., Loh, K., Zheng, X. & Lin, L. (2018): New identification of the moray eel Gymnothorax minor (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) in China (Anguilliformes, Muraenidae).

    • Liang, S., Song, W., Huang, H., Qu, T., Zhang, F., Jiang, K., Chen, X. & Ma, L. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Chionodraco rastrospinosus (Notothenioidei: Channichthyidae) with phylogenetic consideration.

    • Lin, C.-T. & Ho, H.-C. (2018): Morphological and molecular identification of leptocephali of Taiwanese duckbill conger, Gavialiceps taiwanensis (Chen & Weng, 1967) (Family Congridae).

    • Liu, B., Cheng, G., Shi, X., Zhou, Q., Chen, X., Wang, X. & Zhang, M. (2018): Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of Pseudocrossocheilus liuchengensis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).

    • Liu, S.-Y.V., Frédérich, B., Lavoué, S., Chang, J., Erdmann, M.V., Mahardika, G.N. & Barber, P.H. (2018): Buccal venom gland associates with increased of diversification rate in the fang blenny fish Meiacanthus (Blenniidae; Teleostei).

    • Longo, G.C., Bernardi, G. & Lea, R.N. (2018): Taxonomic revisions within Embiotocidae (Teleostei, Perciformes) based on molecular phylogenetics.

    • Lv, Y., Li, Y., Ruan, Z., Bian, C., You, X., Yang. J., Jiang, W. & Shi, Q. (2018): The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Glyptothorax macromaculatus Provides a Well-Resolved Molecular Phylogeny of the Chinese Sisorid Catfishes.

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    • Ma, K.Y. & Craig, M.T. (2018): An Inconvenient Monophyly: An Update on the Taxonomy of the Groupers (Epinephelidae).

    • Machado, V.N., Collins, R.A., Ota, R.P., Andrade, M.C., Farias, I.P. & Hrbek, T. (2018): One thousand DNA barcodes of piranhas and pacus reveal geographic structure and unrecognised diversity in the Amazon.

    • Markevich, G.N. & Esin, E.V. (2018): Evolution of the Charrs, Genus Salvelinus (Salmonidae). 2. Sympatric Inner-lake Diversification (Ecological Peculiarities and Evolutionary Mechanisms Illustrated by Different Groups of Fish).

    • Markevich, G., Esin, E. & Anisimova, L. (2018): Basic description and some notes on the evolution of seven sympatric morphs of Dolly Varden Salvelinus malma from the Lake Kronotskoe Basin.

    • Martin, R.P., Olson, E.E., Girard, M.G., Smith, W.L. & Davis, M.P. (in press): Light in the Darkness: New Perspective on Lanternfish Relationships and Classification Using Genomic and Morphological Data.

    • Mascolo, C., Ceruso, M., Palma, G., Anastasio, A., Pepe, T. & Sordino, P. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of the Pink dentex Dentex gibbosus (Perciformes: Sparidae).

    • Mateussi, N.T.B., Oliveira, C. & Pavanelli, C.S. (2018): Taxonomic revision of the Cis-Andean species of Mylossoma Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903 (Teleostei: Characiformes: Serrasalmidae).

    • Melo, B.F., Dorini, B.F., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Little divergence among mitochondrial lineages of Prochilodus (Teleostei, Characiformes).

    • Miyazaki, J.-I., Tamura, T., Hida, S. & Sakai, T. (2018): Local Introgression of Mitochondrial DNA in Eight-Barbel Loaches of the Genus Lefua (Balitoridae, Cypriniformes).

    • Muhammad-Rasul, A.H., Ramli, R., Low, V.L., Ahmad, A., Grudpan, C., Koolkalya, S. & Khaironizam, M.Z. (2018): Taxonomic revision of the genus Poropuntius (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Peninsular Malaysia.

    • Muschick, M., Russell, J.M., Jemmi, E., Walker, J., Stewart, K.M., Murray, A.M., Dubois, N., Stager, J.C., Johnson, T.C. & Seehausen, O. (2018): Arrival order and release from competition does not explain why haplochromine cichlids radiated in Lake Victoria.

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    • Nedoluzhko, A.V., Simonov, E., Rastorguev, S.M., Boulygina, E.S., Sharko, F.S., Tsygankova, S.V., Nguyen, V.Q., Gabrielyan, B.K., Roubenyan, H.R. & Levin, B.A. (2018): Sequencing of two mitochondrial genomes of endangered form of the Sevan trout Salmo ischchan aestivalis.

    • Ninua, L., Tarkhnishvili, D. & Gvazava, E. (2018): Phylogeography and taxonomic status of trout and salmon from the Ponto-Caspian drainages, with inferences on European Brown Trout evolution and taxonomy.

    • Nirchio, M., Paim, F.G., Milana, V., Rossi, A.R. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Identification of a New Mullet Species Complex Based on an Integrative Molecular and Cytogenetic Investigation of Mugil hospes (Mugilidae: Mugiliformes).

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    • Okamoto, M., Chen, W.-J. & Shinohara, G. (2018): Epigonus okamotoi (Perciformes: Epigonidae), a junior synonym of E. draco, with new distributional records for E. atherinoides and E. lifouensis in the West Pacific.

    • Okwiri, B., Cao, L., Nyingi, D.W. & Zhang, E (2018): Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the catfish species Auchenoglanis occidentalis (Valenciennes, 1840) (Pisces: Claroteidae) from Lake Turkana in East Africa: taxonomic implications.

    • Ottoni, F.P. (2018): Update of diagnoses, information on distribution, species, and key for identification of Laetacara species (Teleostei, Cichlidae, Cichlasomatini).

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    • Pazza, R., Dergam, J.A. & Kavalco, K.F. (2018): Trends in Karyotype Evolution in Astyanax (Teleostei, Characiformes, Characidae): Insights From Molecular Data.

    • Piálek, L., Burress, E., Dragová, K., Almirón, A., Casciotta, J. & Říčan, O. (2018): Phylogenomics of pike cichlids (Cichlidae: Crenicichla) of the C. mandelburgeri species complex: rapid ecological speciation in the Iguazú River and high endemism in the Middle Paraná basin.

    • Pinder, A.C., Manimekalan, A., Knight, J.D.M., Krishnankutty, P., Britton, J.R., Philip, S., Dahanukar, N. & Raghavan, R. (2018) Resolving the taxonomic enigma of the iconic game fish, the hump-backed mahseer from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India.

    • Provenzano R., F. (2018): Rediscovery of Chaetostomus setosus Boulenger 1887 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae), and assessment of the external characters used for determination of genera within the Chaetostoma group.

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    • Rabosky, D.L., Chang, J., Title, P.O., Cowman, P.F., Sallan, L., Friedman, M., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C-., Near, T.J., Coll, M. & Alfaro, M.E. (2018): An inverse latitudinal gradient in speciation rate for marine fishes.

    • Ravago-Gotanco, R., Cruz, T.L., Pante, M.J. & Borsa, P. (2018): Cryptic genetic diversity in the mottled rabbitfish Siganus fuscescens with mitochondrial introgression at a contact zone in the South China Sea.

    • Ren, Q., Yang, J.-X. & Chen, X.-Y. (2018): Phylogeographical and Morphological Analyses of Triplophysa stenura (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from the Three Parallel Rivers Region, China.

    • Říčan, O., Říčanová, Š., Dragová, K., Piálek, L., Almirón, A. & Casciotta, J. (2018): Species diversity in Gymnogeophagus (Teleostei: Cichlidae) and comparative biogeography of cichlids in the Middle Paraná basin, an emerging hotspot of fish endemism.

    • Rincón-Sandoval, M., Betancur-R, R. & Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A. (2018): Mitochondrial genomes of the headstanders Megaleporinus muyscorum (Steindachner 1900) and Megaleporinus obtusidens (Valenciennes 1837), (Characiformes, Anostomidae).

    • Rincón-Sandoval, M., Betancur-R, R. & Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A. (2018): Mitochondrial genomes of the South American electric knifefishes Eigenmannia humboldtii (Steindachner 1878), Eigenmannia limbata (Schreiner and Miranda Ribeiro 1903), Sternopygus aequilabiatus (Humboldt 1805) and Sternopygus macrurus (Bloch and Schneider 1801), (Gymnotiformes, Sternopygidae).

    • Roberts, A.S., Farina, S.C., Goforth, R.R. & Gidmark, N.J. (2018): Evolution of skeletal and muscular morphology within the functionally integrated lower jaw adduction system of sculpins and relatives (Cottoidei).

    • Roxo, F.F., Souza, C., Silva, G.J., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Genetic and morphological analyses demonstrate that Schizolecis guntheri (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) is likely to be a species complex.

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    • Sağlam, İ.K., Baumsteiger, J., Smith, M.J., Linares-Casenave, J., Nichols, A.L., O’Rourke, S.M. & Miller, M.R. (2018): Best available science still supports an ancient common origin of Devils Hole and Devils Hole pupfish.

    • Salis, P., Roux, N., Soulat, O., Lecchini, D., Laudet, V. & Frédérich, B. (2018): Ontogenetic and phylogenetic simplification during white stripe evolution in clownfishes.

    • Sandel, M.W., Aguilar, A., Buonaccorsi, V.P., Herstein, J. & Evgrafov, O. (2018): Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of five rockfishes (Perciformes: Sebastes).

    • Sayyadzadeh, G., Esmaeili, H.R. & Eagderi, S. (2018): Re-description and molecular systematics of Paraschistura delvarii (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

    • Schmidt, R.C., Bart, H.L., Jr. & Nyingi, W.D. (2018): Integrative taxonomy of the red-finned barb, Enteromius apleurogramma (Cyprininae: Smiliogastrini) from Kenya, supports recognition of E. amboseli as a valid species.

    • Segherloo, I.H., Normandeau, E., Benestan, L., Rougeux, C., Coté, G., Moore, J.-S., Ghaedrahmati, N., Abdoli, A. & Bernatchez, L. (2018): Genetic and morphological support for possible sympatric origin of fish from subterranean habitats.

    • Shi, L.-X., Zhang, C., Wang, Y.-P., Tang, Q.-Y., Danley, P.D. & Liu, H.-Z. (2018): Evolutionary relationships of two balitorids (Cypriniformes, Balitoridae) revealed by comparative mitogenomics.

    • Silva, R.R. & Rapp Py–Daniel, L.H. (2018): Redescription of Dekeyseria picta (Siluriformes; Loricariidae), a poorly known ancistrin from the Amazon and Orinoco Basins.

    • Silva, T.F., Schneider, H., Sampaio, I., Angulo, A., Britoc, M.F.G., Alcântara Santos, A.C., Andrade Santos, J., Carvalho-Filhoe, A. & Santos, S. (2018): Phylogeny of the subfamily Stelliferinae suggests speciation in Ophioscion Gill, 1863 (Sciaenidae: Perciformes) in the western South Atlantic.

    • Silva-Santos, R., Ramirez, J.L., Galetti, P.M., Jr. & Freitas, P.D. (2018): Molecular Evidences of a Hidden Complex Scenario in Leporinus cf. friderici.

    • Skurikhina, L. A., Oleinik, A.G., Kukhlevsky, A.D., Kovpak, N.E., Frolov, S.V. & Sendek, D.S. (2018): Phylogeography and demographic history of the Pacific smelt Osmerus dentex inferred from mitochondrial DNA variation.

    • Smith, D.G., Ho, H.-C. & Sumod, K.S. (2018): Redescription of Congrhynchus talabonoides Fowler, 1934 (Anguilliformes: Congridae) based on specimens collected from the Philippines, Taiwan and India.

    • Smith, W.L., Everman, E. & Richardson, C. (2018): Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Flatheads, Scorpionfishes, Sea Robins, and Stonefishes (Percomorpha: Scorpaeniformes) and the Evolution of the Lachrymal Saber.

    • Soto, M.Á., Castro, J.P., Walker, L.I., Malabarba, L.R., Santos, M.H., Almeida, M.C., Moreira-Filho, O. & Artoni, R.F. (2018): Evolution of trans-Andean endemic fishes of the genus Cheirodon (Teleostei: Characidae) are associated with chromosomal rearrangements.

    • Souza, C.S, Costa-Silva, G.J., Roxo, F.F., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Genetic and Morphological Analyses Demonstrate That Schizolecis guntheri (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) Is Likely to Be a Species Complex.

    • Souza-Shibatta, L., Tonini, J.F.R., Abrahão, V.P., Jarduli, L.R., Oliveira, C., Malabarba, L.R., Sofia, S.H. & Shibatta, O.A. (2018): Reappraisal of the systematics of Microglanis cottoides (Siluriformes, Pseudopimelodidae), a catfish from southern Brazil.

    • Stange, M., Aguirre-Fernández, G., Salzburger, W. & Sánchez-Villagra, M.R. (2018): Study of morphological variation of northern Neotropical Ariidae reveals conservatism despite macrohabitat transitions.

    • Stange, M., Sánchez-Villagra, M.R., Salzburger, W. & Matschiner, M. (2018): Bayesian Divergence-Time Estimation with Genome-Wide SNP Data of Sea Catfishes (Ariidae) Supports Miocene Closure of the Panamanian Isthmus.

    • Sulaiman, Z., Tan, H.H. & Lim, K.K.P. (2018): Annotated checklist of freshwater fishes from Brunei Darussalam, Borneo.

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    • Tobler, M., Kelley, J.L., Plath, M. & Riesch, R. (2018): Extreme environments and the origins of biodiversity: Adaptation and speciation in sulphide spring fishes.

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    • Urbano-Bonilla, A., Ballen, G.A., Herrera-R, G.A., Zamudio, J., Herrera-Collazos, E.E., DoNascimiento, C., Prada-Pedreros, S. & Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A. (2018): Fishes of the Cusiana River (Meta River basin, Colombia), with an identification key to its species.

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    • van Staden, M., Gledhill, K.S., Rhode, C. & Bester-van der Merwe, A.E. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of the leopard catshark, Poroderma pantherinum.

    • Vences, M., Rasoloariniaina, J.R. & Riemann, J.C. (2018): A preliminary assessment of genetic divergence and distribution of Malagasy cave fish in the genus Typhleotris (Teleostei: Milyeringidae).

    • Violi, B., Gaither, M.R., Burns, F., Rus Hoelzel, A. & Neat, F. (2018): Assessing ecological and molecular divergence between the closely related species Hydrolagus pallidus and H. affinis (Chimaeridae).

    • Voskoboinikova, O.S.. (2018): The Redescription of Eumicrotremus brashnikowi with Remarks on Validity of E. phrynoides (Cyclopteridae, Cottoidei).

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    • Wang, P., Zhao, C., Fan, S., Yan, L. & Qiu, L. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Thryssa hamiltonii and phylogenetic analysis of Engraulidae (Clupeiformes; Clupeoidei).

    • Wang, S., Zhao, L., Li, Y., Zhang, Z., Wang, Z. & Gao, T. (2018): Complete mitochondrial DNA genome of grey pomfret Pampus cinereus (Bloch, 1795) (Perciformes: Stromateidae).

    • Wollebaek, J., Heggenes, J. & Roed, K.H. (2018): Life histories and ecotype conservation in an adaptive vertebrate: Genetic constitution of piscivorous brown trout covaries with habitat stability.

    • Wu, L., Zhong, S., Tan, H., Wang, K., Cheng, G., Chen, X. & Zhang, M. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Semilabeo notabilis (Cyprinidae: Labeoninae) and phylogenetic implications.

    • Wu, T.H., Tsang, L.M., Chow, L.H., Chen, I-S. & Chu, K.H. (2018): Cryptic lineages and hybridization of the predaceous chub Parazacco spilurus (Actinopterygii, Cypriniformes, Xenocyprididae) in Hong Kong.

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    • Xie, R.-X. & Zhang, E (2018): Re-description of the catfish species Liobagrus kingi Tchang, 1935 (Pisces: Amblycipitidae) from the upper Chang-Jiang basin, China.

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    • Yang, J.-Q., Hsu, K.-C., Kuo, P.-H., Li, L.-L., Tang, W.-Q., Liu, D. & Lin, H.-D. (2018): Mitochondrial and nuclear genetic structure in Rhodeus ocellatus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) with approximate Bayesian computation.

    • Yoshida, T. & Motomura, H. (2018): Redescription of the Indo-West Pacific cardinalfishes (Perciformes: Apogonidae) Rhabdamia spilota Allen & Kuiter 1994 and R. gracilis (Bleeker 1856).

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    • Zanata, A.M., Camelier, P., Carvalho, F.R. & Lima, S.M.Q. (2018): Redescription of Hyphessobrycon itaparicensis, a senior synonym of H. sergipanus (Characiformes: Characidae).

    • Zareian, H., Esmaeili, H.R., Gholamhosseini, A., Alwan, N. & Coad, B.W. (2018): Comments on the Mond Scraper, Capoeta mandica (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): Re-Description, Molecular Systematics and Distribution Modeling.

    • Zhang, C., Ma, B., Gyurmey, M., Liu, H., Wang, W., Li, B. & Zhang, B. (2018): Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of the endangered species Schizothorax integrilabiatus.

    • Zhang, G., Zhu, D., Li, X., Liang, X., Cai, K., Zhang, H. & Zhang, G. (2018): Complete mitochondrial genome of natural diploid loaches Misgurnus anguillicaudatus from the Taihu Lake.

    • Zhang, H. & Xian, W. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of the larval Bombay duck Harpodon nehereus (Aulopiformes, Synodontidae) from Yangtze estuary and the phylogenetic relationship of Synodontidae species.

    • Zhang, H. & Xian, W. (2018): Complete mitochondrial genome of the larval Syngnathus schlegeli (Gasterosteiformes, Syngnathidae) from Yangtze estuary and the phylogenetic relationship of genus Syngnathus.

    • Zhu, K., Gong, L., Jiang, L., Liu, L., Lü, Z. & Liu, B. (2018): Phylogenetic analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome of Anguilla japonica (Anguilliformes, Anguillidae).

    • Zhu, K., Gong, L., Lü, Z., Liu, L., Jiang, L. & Liu, B. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Chaetodon octofasciatus (Perciformes: Chaetodontidae) and phylogenetic studies of Percoidea.

    • Zhu, K., Lü, Z., Liu, L., Gong, L. & Liu, B. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of Trachidermus fasciatus (Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae) and phylogenetic studies of Cottidae.

    • Zhu, S.-R., Zhu, Y.-A., Meng, Q.-L., An, L., Zhang, L.-G. & Yu, Z.-H. (2018): The complete mitochondrial genome of two different colour Luciobarbus capito (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae).

    • Zou, Y., Chen, M., Wu, T., Tian, T. & Wen, Z. (2018): Identification and analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome of Acheilognathus omeiensis (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae).

    • Zou, Y., Yan, Y., Chen, M., Wu, T. & Wen, Z. (2018): Complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic analysis of Sinogastromyzon szechuanensis (Teleostei, Cypriniformes, Homalopteridae).