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.
  • 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).
  • 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).

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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).

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.
  • 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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  • Hasan, M.E., Durand, J.-D. & Iwatsuki, Y. (2020): Acanthopagrus datnia (Hamilton, 1822), a senior synonym of Acanthopagrus longispinnis (Valenciennes, 1830) (Perciformes: Sparidae).
  • 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. 

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  • 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).

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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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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).

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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.

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  • Pogonoski, J.J., Gon, O. & Appleyard, S.A. (2020): Redescription and distributional range extension of the Speckled Siphonfish, Siphamia guttulata (Pisces: Apogonidae).

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rojo, J.H., Fernández, D.A., Figueroa, D.E. & Boy, C.C. (2020): Phenotypic and genetic differentiation between diadromous and landlocked puyen Galaxias maculatus.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soares, K.D.A. & Carvalho, M.R. (2020): Phylogenetic relationship of catshark species of the genus Scyliorhinus (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) based on comparative morphology.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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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  • 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.

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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.