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).

  • Anderson, W.D., Jr. & Johnson, G.D. (2017): Two new species of callanthiid fishes of the genus Grammatonotus (Percoidei: Callanthiidae) from Pohnpei, western Pacific.

  • Ardila Rodríguez, C.A. (2017): Pimelodella floridablancaensis sp. nov. una nueva Especie de Pez (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) del Municipio de Floridablanca, Cuneca del Río Magdalena, Departamento de Santander – Colombia.
    • Pimelodella floridablancaensis Ardila Rodríguez, 2017
      • Peces del Departamento de Santander – Colombia, 9: 1-28.

  • 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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  • Balushkin, A.V. & Moganova, M.V. (2017): New species of pelagic eelpouts of the genus Melanostigma (Zoarcidae) from Western Antarctica.

  • Bohlen, J. & Šlechtová, V. (2017): Leptobotia micra, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Botiidae) from Guilin, southern China.

  • Borsa, P. (2017): Neotrygon vali (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae), a new blue-spotted maskray from the Solomon archipelago described from its DNA barcode.

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  • Calegari, B.B., Morlis, W.G. & Reis, R.E. (2017): A new species of Otothyropsis (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper Río Paraná basin, Paraguay, with a discussion of the limits between Otothyropsis and Hisonotus.

  • 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.

  • Carvalho, T.P., Reis, R.E. & Friel, J.P. (2017): A new species of Hoplomyzon (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela: osteological description using high-resolution computed microtomography of a miniature species.

  • Carvalho, T.P., Reis, R.E. & Sabaj, M.H. (2017): Description of a New Blind and Rare Species of Xyliphius (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the Amazon Basin Using High-Resolution Computed Tomography.

  • Castro, Í.d.S. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2017): Ituglanis compactus, a new species of catfish (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the rio Jari drainage, lower Amazon, Brazil .

  • 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).

  • Conway, K.W., Moore, G.I. & Summers, A.P. (2017): A New Genus and Species of Clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from Western Australia.

  • 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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  • Del Moral-Flores, L.F., López-Segovia, E. & Hernández-Arellano, T. (2017): Descripción de Thorichthys panchovillai sp. n., una nueva especie de cíclido (Actinopterygii: Cichlidae) de la cuenca del Río Coatzacoalcos, México. / Description of Thorichthys panchovillai sp. n., a new species of cichlid (Actinopterygii: Cichlidae) from the River Coatzacoalcos Basin, Mexico

  • Dutra, G.M., Santana, C.D.d. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2017): A New Species of the Glass Electric Knifefish Genus Eigenmannia Jordan and Evermann (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from Río Tuíra Basin, Panama.

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  • Eagderi, S., Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., Jalili, P., Sayyadzadeh, G., & Esmaeili, H.R. (2017): Taxonomic statue of the genus Cobitis Linnaeus, 1758 (Teleostei: Cobitidae) in the southern Caspian Sea basin, Iran with description of a new species.

  • Ebert, D.A., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Kajiura, S.M. & Wetherbee, B.M. (2017): Etmopterus lailae sp. nov., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

  • Endruweit, M. (2017): A new Schistura from the Salween basin in western Yunnan (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

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  • Freyhof, J. & Abdullah, Y.S. (2017): Two new species of Oxynoemacheilus from the Tigris drainage in Iraqi Kurdistan (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

  • Freyhof, J. & Özuluğ, M. (2017): Oxynoemacheilus hazarensis, a new species from Lake Hazar in Turkey, with remarks on O. euphraticus (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

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

  • Fricke, R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2017): Helcogramma atauroensis, a new species of triplefin from Ataúro Island, Timor-Leste, eastern Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae).

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  • García-Alzate, C.A., Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Taphorn, D.C. (2017): A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes, Characidae) from the upper Guaviare River, Orinoco River Basin, Colombia.

  • Gilbert, C.R., Mayden, R.L. & Powers, S.L. (2017): Morphological and genetic evolution in eastern populations of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae), with the descriptions of four new species.
    • Macrhybopsis boschungi Gilbert & Mayden, 2017
    • Macrhybopsis etnieri Gilbert & Mayden, 2017
    • Macrhybopsis pallida Gilbert & Mayden, 2017
    • Macrhybopsis tomellerii Gilbert & Mayden, 2017

  • Greenfield, D.W., Randall, J.E. & Psomadakis, P.N. (2017): A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species from Myanmar.

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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.

  • Huang, S.-P., Zhao, Y., Chen, I-S. & Shao, K.-T. (2017): A New Species of Microphysogobio (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Guangxi Province, Southern China.

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  • Katongo, C., Seehausen, O. & Snoeks, J. (2017): A new species of Pseudocrenilabrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Mweru in the Upper Congo River System.

  • [update] Keith, P., Lord, C. & Larson, H.K. (2017): Review of Schismatogobius (Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea to Samoa, with description of seven new species. / Revue de Schismatogobius (Gobiidae) de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée à Samoa, avec description de sept nouvelles espèces.
    • Schismatogobius alleni Keith et al., 2017
    • Schismatogobius baitabag Keith et al., 2017
    • Schismatogobius essi Keith et al., 2017
    • Schismatogobius hoesei Keith et al., 2017
    • Schismatogobius mondo Keith et al., 2017
    • Schismatogobius tiola Keith et al., 2017
    • Schismatogobius tuimanua Keith et al., 2017

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

  • Kottelat, M. (2017): Speolabeo, a new genus name for the cave fish Bangana musaei (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

  • Kovačić, M., Ordines, F. & Schliewen, U.K. (2017): A new species of Buenia (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the western Mediterranean Sea, with the description of this genus.

  • 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.

  • Lalramliana, L., Vanlalhlimpuia, D. & Singh, M. (2017): Laubuka parafasciata, a new cyprinid fish species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Mizoram northeastern 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).

  • Liu, S.W., Pan, X.F., Yang, J.X. & Chen, X.Y. (2017): A new cave-dwelling loach, Triplophysa xichouensis sp. nov. (Teleostei Nemacheilidae) from Yunnan, China.

  • 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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  • Mary, A.A., Balasubramanian, Selvaraju, S. & Shiny, A. (2017): Description of a new species of clupeid fish, Amblygaster indiana (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae), off Eraviputhenthurai, west coast of India.

  • 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, B.F. (2017): Cyphocharax boiadeiro, a new species from the upper rio Araguaia, Amazon basin, Brazil (Characiformes: Curimatidae).

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

  • Moritz, T. & Neumann, D. (2017): Description of Labeo latebra (Cyprinidae) from the Nile River in Sudan. / Description de Labeo latebra (Cyprinidae) du bassin du Nil au Soudan.

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  • Ng, H.H. & Kottelat, M. (2017): The Glyptothorax of the Bolaven Plateau, Laos (Teleostei: Sisoridae): new and endangered.

  • Nguyen Van Hao, Nguyen Huu Duc & Nguyen Thi Dieu Phuong (2016): Vinalabeo, a new generic name for Vinalabeo tonkinensis (Cyprinidae, Teleostei).

  • Nielsen, J.G. (2017): Revision of the genus Nybelinella (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with a new Atlantic, abyssal species.

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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).

  • Oliveira, A.S., Rapp Py-Daniel, L. & Zawadzki, C.H. (2017): A new species of Aphanotorulus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Aripuanã basin, Brazil.

  • Oliveira, L.M.A., Zanata, A.M., Tencatt, L.F.C. & Britto, M.R. (2017): A new species of Aspidoras (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) from a small coastal drainage in northeastern Brazil.

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  • Peixoto, L.A.W. & Waltz, B.T. (2017): A new species of the Eigenmannia trilineata (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) species group from the río Orinoco basin, Venezuela.

  • Prokofiev, A.M. (2017): Argyripnus boreopacificus sp. nova, a new species of hatchetfishes (Sternoptychidae) from the subtropical Northwestern Pacific.

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

  • Prokofiev, A.M. (2017): New species of the genus Tryssogobius (Gobiidae) from the tropical the Western Pacific with a complete set of pores of the seismosensory system on the head.

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  • Rajeeshkumar, M.P., Meera, K.M. & Hashim, M. (2017): A New Species of the Deep-Sea Ceratioid Anglerfish Genus Oneirodes (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the Western Indian Ocean.

  • Ramos, T.P.A., Lima, S.M.Q. & Ramos, R.T.d.C. (2017): A new species of armored catfish Parotocinclus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Parnaíba basin, northeastern, Brazil.

  • Reis, R.E. (2017): Unexpectedly high diversity in a small basin: A taxonomic revision of Eurycheilichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with descriptions of seven new species.
    • Eurycheilichthys apocremnus Reis, 2017
    • Eurycheilichthys castaneus Reis, 2017
    • Eurycheilichthys coryphaenus Reis, 2017
    • Eurycheilichthys luisae Reis, 2017
    • Eurycheilichthys paucidens Reis, 2017
    • Eurycheilichthys planus Reis, 2017
    • Eurycheilichthys vacariensis Reis, 2017

  • 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.

  • Roni, N., Sarbojit, T. & Vishwanath, W. (2017): Garra clavirostris, a new cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Labeoninae) from the Brahmaputra drainage, India.

  • 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.

  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F. (2017): A new species of the fangblenny Adelotremus from Indonesia, with supplemental description of A. leptus (Teleostei: Blenniidae: Nemophini).

  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F. (2017): Descriptions of a new genus and two new species of Caribbean deep-water jawfishes (Teleostei: Opistognathidae).

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  • Tencatt, L.F.C. & Bichuette, M.E. (2017): Aspidoras mephisto, new species: The first troglobitic Callichthyidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from South America.

  • Turan, D., Kaya, C., Bayçelebi, E., Bektaş, Y. & Ekmekçi, F.G. (2017): Three new species of Alburnoides from the southern Black Sea basin (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
    • Alburnoides freyhofi Turan et al., 2017
    • Alburnoides kosswigi Turan et al., 2017
    • Alburnoides kurui Turan et al., 2017

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  • Vanegas-Ríos, J.A. & Urbano-Bonilla, A. (2017): A new species of Chrysobrycon (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae) from the Amazon River basin in Colombia, with a new diagnostic characteristic for the genus.

  • Viana, S.T.d.F.L., Lisher, M.W. & Carvalho, M.R.d. (2017): Two new species of short-snouted dogfish sharks of the genus Squalus Linnaeus, 1758, from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae).

  • 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.

  • White, W.T., Ebert, D.A., Mana, R.R. & Corrigan, S. (2017): Etmopterus samadiae n. sp., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from Papua New Guinea.

  • White, W.T., Last, P.R. & Mana, R.R. (2017): A new species of velvet skate, Notoraja sereti n.sp. (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae) from Papua New Guinea.

  • Wingert, J.M., Ferrer, J. & Malabarba, L.R. (2017): Review of the Odontesthes perugiae species group from Río de La Plata drainage, with the description of a new species (Atherinomorpha: Atherinopsidae).

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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.