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2021 latest news (April)

  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] Sudasinghe, H., Pethiyagoda, R., Raghavan, R., Dahanukar, N., Rüber, L. & Meegaskumbura, M. (2020): Diversity, phylogeny and biogeography of Systomus (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in Sri Lanka.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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).
  • [update] Ruzzante, D.E., Simons, A.P., McCracken, G.R., Habit, E. & Walde, S.J. (2020): Multiple drainage reversal episodes and glacial refugia in a Patagonian fish revealed by sequenced microsatellites.
  • [update] Ren, Q., Yang, L., Chang, C.-H. & Mayden, R.L. (2020): Molecular phylogeny and divergence of major clades in the Puntius complex (Teleostei: Cypriniformes).
  • [update] 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).
  • [update] Perea, S., Sousa-Santos, C., Robalo, J. & Doadrio, I. (2020): Multilocus phylogeny and systematics of Iberian endemic Squalius (Actinopterygii, Leuciscidae).
  • [update] Okazaki, T., Stevenson, D.E., Kai, Y., Ueda, Y., Hamatsu, T. & Yamashita, Y. (2020): Genetic population structure and demographic history of a pelagic lumpsucker, Aptocyclus ventricosus.
  • [update] 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).
  • Robalo, J.I., Farias, I., Francisco, S.M., Avellaneda, K., Castilho, R. & Figueiredo, I. (2021): Genetic population structure of the Blackspot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo): contribution of mtDNA control region to fisheries management.
  • Tea, Y.-K., Xu, X., DiBattista, J.D., Lo, N., Cowman, P.F. & Ho, S.Y.W. (2021): Phylogenomic Analysis of Concatenated Ultraconserved Elements Reveals the Recent Evolutionary Radiation of the Fairy Wrasses (Teleostei: Labridae: Cirrhilabrus).
  • [update] Mitsui, S., Strüssmann, C.A., Yokota, M. & Yamamoto, Y. (2020): Comparative otolith morphology and species identification of clupeids from Japan.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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).
  • [update] 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.
  • Domínguez-Castanedo, O., Muñoz-Campos, T.M., Valdesalici, S., Valdez-Carbajal, S. & Passos, C. (2021): First description of color variations in the annual killifish Millerichthys robustus, and preliminary observations about its geographical distribution.
  • Azevedo, F.M., Zawadzki, C.H., Soria, T.V., Mansini, T., Fabrin, C., Oliveira, A.V., Alves Pinto, S.M. & Prioli, A.J. (2021): Integrative taxonomy reveals the historically poorly-defined armored catfish Hypostomus variipictus (Ihering 1911), from the upper rio Paraná basin, Brazil (Siluriformes, Loricariidae).
  • Arroyave, J. & Cruz Fernández, D.A. (2021): Cave-dwelling populations of Rhamdia (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from the Sierra de Zongolica, Veracruz, Mexico: an evidence-based checklist with comments on their evolutionary history and taxonomy.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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).
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update] 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.
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  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).
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  Charmpila, E.A., Teimori, A., Freyhof, J., Weissenbacher, A. & Reichenbacher, B. (2020): New osteological and morphological data of four species of Aphaniops (Teleostei; Aphaniidae).
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  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.
  • Kerschbaumer, M., Postl, L. & Sturmbauer, C. (2021): Microevolutionary change in viscerocranial bones under congeneric sympatry in the Lake Tanganyikan cichlid genus Tropheus.
  • Zarei, F., Esmaeili, H.R., Schliewen, U.K., Abbasi, K. & Sayyadzadeh, G. (2021): Mitochondrial phylogeny, diversity, and ichthyogeography of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the oldest and deepest Caspian sub-basin and tracing source and spread pattern of an introduced Rhinogobius species at the tricontinental crossroad.
  • Xuan, Z., Jiang, T., Liu, H., Chen, X. & Yang, J. (2021): Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite analyses reveal strong genetic differentiation between two types of estuarine tapertail anchovies (Coilia) in Yangtze River Basin, China.
  • Liao, T.-Y., Lu, P.-L., Yu, Y.-H., Huang, W.-C., Shiao, J.-C., Lin, H.-D., Jhuang, W.C., Chou, T.-K. & Li, F. (2021): Amphidromous but endemic: Population connectivity of Rhinogobius gigas (Teleostei: Gobioidei).
  • Fernandes, C.A., Paiz, L.M., Piscor, D., Gavazzoni, M., Carvalho, L.A.B., Brito Portela-Castro, A.L. & Margarido, V.P. (2021): Chromosomal Diversity in Two Allopatric Populations of Farlowella hahni Meinken 1937 (Teleostei: Siluriformes): Cytogenetics and Cytochrome b Analyses.
  • Sholihah, A., Delrieu-Trottin, E., Condamine, F.L., Wowor, D., Rüber, L., Pouyaud, L., Agnèse, J.-F. & Hubert, N. (2021): Impact of Pleistocene Eustatic Fluctuations on Evolutionary Dynamics in Southeast Asian Biodiversity Hotspots.
  • Tsaparis, D., Konstantinidis, I., Palandacic, A., Kalogianni, E., Stoumboudi, M.T., Barbieri, R., Vardakas, L., Koutsikos, N. & Tsigenopoulos, C.S. (2021): DNA barcoding provides new insights on the distribution, systematics and conservation of the freshwater genus Pelasgus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in Greece.
  • Hammer, M.P., Taillebois, L., King, A.J., Crook, D.A., Wedd, D., Adams, M., Unmack, P.J., Hoese, D.F. & Bertozzi, T. (2021): Unravelling the taxonomy and identification of a problematic group of benthic fishes from tropical rivers (Gobiidae: Glossogobius).
  • Vella, A., Vella, N. & Acosta-Díaz, C. (2021): Resurrection of the Butterfly-winged Comber, Serranus papilionaceus Valenciennes, 1832 (Teleostei, Serranidae) and its phylogenetic position within genus Serranus.
  • Bragança, P.H.N. & Ottoni, F.P. (2021): On the availability of the name Poecilia kempkesi Poeser 2013 (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae).
  • Pogonoski, J.J. & Gill, A.C. (2021): Taxonomy of the genus Dactylanthias Bleeker (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae).
  • Sidharthan, A., Raghavan, R., Anoop, V.K., Keskar, A. & Dahanukar, N. (2021): Phylogenetic position and relationships of mountain loaches (Teleostei: Balitoridae) of the Western Ghats as revealed by CO1 sequences.
  • Gauliard, C., Denys, G.P.J., Perea, S. & Dettaï, A. (2021): The complete mitochondrial genome of Barbatula quignardi (Bacescu-Mester, 1967) (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae).

2021 latest news (January)

  • Stefanni, S., Catarino, D., Ribeiro, P.A., Freitas, M., Menezes, G.M., Neat, F. & Stankovic, D. (2021): Molecular Systematics of the Long-Snouted Deep Water Dogfish (Centrophoridae, Deania) With Implications for Identification, Taxonomy, and Conservation.
  • Burns, M.D. (2021): Adaptation to herbivory and detritivory drives the convergent evolution of large abdominal cavities in a diverse freshwater fish radiation (Otophysi: Characiformes).
  • Yu, P., Zhou, L., Yang, W.-T., Miao, L.-j., Li, Z., Zhang, X.-J., Wang, Y. & Gui, J.-F. (2021): Comparative mitogenome analyses uncover mitogenome features and phylogenetic implications of the subfamily Cobitinae.
  • Stehmann, M.F.W., Weigmann, S. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2021): First complete description of the dark-mouth skate Raja arctowskii Dollo, 1904 from Antarctic waters, assigned to the genus Bathyraja (Elasmobranchii, Rajiformes, Arhynchobatidae).
  • Martínez-Brown, J.M., Navarro-Flores, J., García-Rodríguez, F.J., Ibarra-Castro, L., Vargas-Peralta, C.E., Del Río-Portilla, M.A. & Martínez-Moreno, R. (2021): Revision of the diagnostic characters of two morphologically similar snook species, Centropomus viridis and C. nigrescens (Carangiformes: Centropomidae).
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  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).
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  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.
  • [update]  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).
  • Okamoto, J. & Motomura, H. (2021): Redescription of Brachirus aspilos (Bleeker 1852), a senior synonym of four nominal species, with a note on the distribution of Dagetichthys marginatus (Boulenger 1900) (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae).
  • Osinov, A.G., Volkov, A.A. & Mugue, N.S. (2021): Charrs of the genus Salvelinus (Salmonidae): hybridization, phylogeny and evolution.
  • Quan, J., Zhao, G., Li, L., Zhang, J., Luo, Z., Kang, Y. & Liu, Z. (2021): Phylogeny and genetic diversity reveal the influence of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau uplift on the divergence and distribution of Gymnocypris species.
  • Loera-Padilla, F.J., Piñeros, V.J., Baldwin, C.C., Cox, C.E., Simoes, N., Ribeiro, E., Lasso-Alcalá, O.M. & Domínguez-Domínguez, O. (2021): Phylogeography, population connectivity and demographic history of the Stoplight parrotfish, Sparisoma viride (Teleostei: Labridae), in the Greater Caribbean.
  • 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).