New Taxa 2017

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Purtiwi, P.D. (2017): Descriptions of four new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae) in the Pomacentrus philippinus complex from the tropical western Pacific Ocean.

  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V., Suharti, S.R. & Sianipar, A. (2017): Pseudotrichonotus caeruleoflavus, a new species of reef fish from Indonesia (Teleostei: Aulopiformes: Pseudotrichonotidae).

  • Arratia, G. & Quezada-Romegialli, C. (2017): Understanding morphological variability in a taxonomic context in Chilean diplomystids (Teleostei: Siluriformes), including the description of a new species.
    • Diplomystes incognitus Arratia & Quezada-Romegialli, 2017

  • Arunachalam, M., Sivakumar, P. & Murugan, M. (2017): Descriptions of five new species of Neolissochilus Rainboth, 1985 (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from streams/rivers of the Western Ghats, peninsular India.
    • Neolissochilus acutirostris Arunachalam et al., 2017
    • Neolissochilus capudelphinus Arunachalam et al., 2017
    • Neolissochilus micropthalmus Arunachalam et al., 2017
    • Neolissochilus minimus Arunachalam et al., 2017
    • Neolissochilus tamiraparaniensis Arunachalam et al., 2017

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  • Calegari, B.B. & Reis, R.E. (in press): New species of the miniature genus Gelanoglanis (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) from the Tocantins River basin (Brazil) and osteological description of G. nanonocticolus.

  • Campos-da-Paz, R. & Queiroz, I.R. (2017): A new species of Eigenmannia Jordan and Evermann (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from the upper rio Paraguai basin.

  • Carpenter, K.E., Williams, J.T. & Santos, M.D. (2017): Acanthurus albimento, a new species of surgeonfish (Acanthuriformes: Acanthuridae) from northeastern Luzon, Philippines, with comments on zoogeography.

  • Chakona, A. & Skelton, P.H. (2017): A review of the Pseudobarbus afer (Peters, 1864) species complex (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in the eastern Cape Fold Ecoregion of South Africa.

  • Chen, X.-Y., Qin, T. & Chen, Z.-Y. (2017): Oreoglanis hponkanensis, a new sisorid catfish from north Myanmar (Actinopterygii, Sisoridae).

  • Costa, W.J.E.M. (2017): Redescription of Nothobranchius lucius and description of a new species from Mafia Island, eastern Tanzania (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae).

  • Costa, W.J.E.M. (2017): Three new species of the killifish genus Melanorivulus from the central Brazilian Cerrado savanna (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae).
    • Melanorivulus flavipinnis Costa, 2017
    • Melanorivulus ignescens Costa, 2017
    • Melanorivulus regularis Costa, 2017

  • Crampton, W.G.R., Santana, C.D.d., Waddell, J.C. & Lovejoy, N.R. (2017): A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical electric fish genus Brachyhypopomus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae), with descriptions of 15 new species.
    • Brachyhypopomus alberti Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus arrayae Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus batesi Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus belindae Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus benjamini Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus cunia Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus flavipomus Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus hamiltoni Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus hendersoni Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus menezesi Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus palenque Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus provenzanoi Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus regani Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus sullivani Crampton et al., 2017
    • Brachyhypopomus verdii Crampton et al., 2017

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  • Fricke, R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2017): Enneapterygius niue, a new species of triplefin from Niue and Samoa, southwestern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae).

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  • Hastings, P.A. & Conway, K.W. (2017): Gobiesox lanceolatus, a new species of clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from Los Frailes submarine canyon, Gulf of California, Mexico.

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  • Kotlyar, A.N. (2017): Holocentridae from Borodino submarine elevation (Philippine Sea).

  • Küçük, F., Turan, D., Güçlü, S.S., Mutlu, A.G. & Çiftci, Y. (in press): Two New Species of Chondrostoma Agassiz, 1832 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Ceyhan, Seyhan and Göksu Rivers in the East Mediterranean Region of Turkey.

  • Kullander, S.O. (2017): Devario fangae and Devario myitkyinae, two new species of danionin cyprinids from northern Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae).

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  • Lal, K.K., Dwivedi, A.K., Singh, R.K., Mohindra, V., Chandra, S., Gupta, B.K., Dhawan, S. & Jena, J. (in press): A new Bagrid catfish species, Rita bakalu (Siluriformes: Bagridae), from the Godavari River basin, India.

  • Lima, F.C.T. (2017): A revision of the cis-andean species of the genus Brycon Müller & Troschel (Characiformes: Characidae).

  • Lima, F.C.T. & Sazima, I. (2017): Corydoras desana, a new plated catfish from the upper rio Negro, Brazil, with comments on mimicry within Corydoradinae (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae).

  • 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.
    • Panaqoco n. subgen. Lujan et al., 2017
    • Type species: Panaque maccus Schaefer & Stewart, 1993
    • Panafilus n. subgen. Lujan et al., 2017
    • Type species: Panaque albomaculatus Kanazawa, 1958
    • Pseudoqolus n. gen. Lujan et al., 2017
    • Type species: Panaqolus koko Fisch-Muller & Covain, 2012
    • Micracanthicus Lujan & Armbruster, 2011 is now considered to be a synonym of Hypancistrus Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1991

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  • Matsunuma, M. (2017): Syngnathus chihiroe, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from southern Japan.

  • Matsunuma, M., & Motomura, H. (2017): Review of the genus Banjos (Perciformes: Banjosidae) with descriptions of two new species and a new subspecies.

  • Melo, M.R.S. (in press): A review of the genus Dysalotus (Percomorphacea: Chiasmodontidae), with the description of Dysalotus pouliulii sp. nov..

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  • Ohara, W.M., Lima, F.C.T. & Barros, B.S. (2017): Hyphessobrycon petricolus, a new species of tetra (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Madeira basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

  • Ohara, W.M., Mirande, J.M. & Lima, F.C.T. (2017): Phycocharax rasbora, a new genus and species of Brazilian tetra (Characiformes: Characidae) from Serra do Cachimbo, rio Tapajo´s basin.

  • Oku, K., Imamura, H. & Yabe, M. (2017): Phylogenetic relationships and a new classification of the family Cyclopteridae (Perciformes: Cottoidei).

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  • Prokofiev, A.M. (2017): New genus of Ptereleotrinae (Gobioidei) from the South China Sea.

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  • Ribeiro, F.R.V., Rapp Py-Daniel, L.H. & Walsh, S.J. (2017): Taxonomic revision of the South American catfish genus Ageneiosus (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) with the description of four new species.

  • Roxo, F.F., Melo, B.F., Silva, G.S.C. & Oliveira, C. (2017): New species of Parotocinclus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from coastal drainages of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil.

  • Russell, B.C. & Ho, H.-C. (2017): A new species of Nemipterus (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) and first record of N. nematophorus (Bleeker) from Taiwan.

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  • Sarmento-Soares, L.M., Lazzarotto, H., Rapp Py-Daniel, L. & Leitão, R.P. (2017): A new Centromochlus Kner, 1858 (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae) from the transition between Amazon floodplain and Guiana shield, Brazil.

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  • Volcan, M.V., Klotzel, B. & Lanès, L.E.K. (2017): Two new species of Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Cynolebiidae) from Rio Verde drainage, Upper Rio Paraná basin, Brazil.

  • Voronina, E., Pruvost, P. & Causse, R. (2017): Parabothus rotundifrons (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae), a new bothid flatfish from Saya de Malha Bank (Indian Ocean) / Parabothus rotundifrons (Pleuronectiformes : Bothidae), un nouveau bothidé du banc de Saya de Malha (océan Indien).

  • Voronina, E.P. & Suzumoto, A.Y. (2017): Samaretta perexilis, a new genus and new species of samarid flatfish (Pleuronectiformes: Samaridae) from the South Pacific.

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  • Walovich, K.A., Ebert, D.A. & Kemper, J.M. (2017): Hydrolagus erithacus sp. nov. (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaerid from the southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian oceans.

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  • Zanata, A.M., Lima, F.C.T., Di Dario, F. & Gerhard, P. (2017): A new remarkable and Critically Endangered species of Astyanax Baird & Girard (Characiformes: Characidae) from Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, with a discussion on durophagy in the Characiformes.