New Taxa 2018

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • Arunachalam, M., Vijayakumar, C. & Mayden, R.L. (2018): Two new species of Psilorhynchus (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India.

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  • Baldwin, C.C., Tornabene, L., Robertson, D.R., Nonaka, A. & Gilmore, G. (2017): More new deep-reef basslets (Teleostei, Grammatidae, Lipogramma), with updates on the eco-evolutionary relationships within the genus.

  • Bernt, M.J., Crampton, W.G.R., Orfinger, A. & Albert, J.S. (2018): Melanosternarchus amaru, a new genus and species of electric ghost knifefish (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae) from the Amazon Basin.

  • Bragança, P.H.N., Amorim, P.F. & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018): Pantanodontidae (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes), the sister group to all other cyprinodontoid killifishes as inferred by molecular data.
    • Fluviphylacinae Roberts 1970 raised to family level, now Fluviphylacidae
    • Pantanodontinae Myers, 1955 raised to family level, now Pantanodontidae
    • Procatopodinae Fowler 1916 raised to family level, now Procatopodidae

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  • Chamon, C.C., Pereira, T.N.A., Mendonça, M.B. & Akama, A. (2018): New species of the genus Spectracanthicus (Loricariidae, Hypostominae, Ancistrini) from the Rio Javaés (Rio Araguaia basin), with a description of gross brain morphology.

  • Caires, R.A. & Toledo-Piza, M. (2018): A New Species of Miniature Fish of the Genus Microphilypnus (Gobioidei: Eleotridae) from the Upper Rio Negro Basin, Amazonas, Brazil.

  • Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018): Comparative morphology, phylogeny and classification of African seasonal killifishes of the tribe Nothobranchiini (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheilidae).
    • Cynobranchius subgen. nov. Costa, 2018
    • Type species: Fundulus microlepis Vinciguerra, 1897
    • Plesiobranchius subgen. nov. Costa, 2018
    • Type species: Nothobranchius virgatus Chambers, 1984
      • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, [1-21].

  • Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018): Three new species of the killifish genus Melanorivulus from the Rio Paraná Basin, central Brazilian Cerrado (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae).

  • Craig, J.M., Malabarba, L.R., Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. (2018): Revision of Banded Knifefishes of the Gymnotus carapo and G. tigre clades (Gymnotidae Gymnotiformes) from the Southern Neotropics.

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  • Delapieve, M.L.S., Lehmann A, P. & Reis, R.E. (2018): An appraisal of the phylogenetic relationships of Hypoptopomatini cascudinhos with description of two new genera and three new species (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).
    • Leptotocinclus n. gen. Delapieve et al., 2018
    • Type species: Leptotocinclus ctenistus Delapieve et al., 2018
    • also included: Leptotocinclus madeirae Delapieve et al., 2018
    • Nannoxyropsis n. gen. Delapieve et al., 2018
    • Type species: Nannoxyropsis acicula Delapieve et al., 2018
    • also included: Oxyropsis ephippia Aquino & Sabaj Pérez, 2016

  • Dutra, G.M., Melo, B.F. & Netto-Ferreira, A.L. (2018): A new species of Curimatopsis Steindachner (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the Rio Nhamundá, Amazon basin.

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  • Endruweit, M., Min, R. & Yang, J. (2018): A new species of Homatula from the Red River drainage in Yunnan based on morphological and genetic data (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

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  • Fisch-Muller, S., Mol, J.H.A. & Covain, R. (2018): An integrative framework to reevaluate the Neotropical catfish genus Guyanancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) with particular emphasis on the Guyanancistrus brevispinis complex.
    • Cryptancistrus n. gen. Fisch-Muller et al., 2018
    • Type species: Cryptancistrus similis Fisch-Muller et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus brevispinis bifax Fisch-Muller et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus brevispinis orientalis Fisch-Muller et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus brownsbergensis Mol et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus megastictus Fisch-Muller et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus nassauensis Mol et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus teretirostris Fisch-Muller et al., 2018
    • Guyanancistrus tenuis Fisch-Muller et al., 2018

  • Fricke, R., Golani, D., Appelbaum-Golani, B. & Zajonz, U. (2018): Dysomma alticorpus, a new species of cutthroat eel from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Teleostei: Synaphobranchidae) / Dysomma alticorpus, une nouvelle espèce d’anguille égorgée du golfe d’Aqaba, mer Rouge (Teleostei : Synaphobranchidae).

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    • Gomon, M.F. & Psomadakis, P.N. (2018): Review of the Lepidotrigla gurnards (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae) in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea off Myanmar with a description of a new species.

    • Guimarães, E.C., Brito, P.S., Ferreira, B.R.A. & Ottoni, F.P. (2018): A new species of Charax (Ostariophysi, Characiformes, Characidae) from northeastern Brazil.

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    • Li, H., He, Y., Jiang, J., Liu, Z. & Li, C. (2018): Molecular systematics and phylogenetic analysis of the Asian endemic freshwater sleepers (Gobiiformes: Odontobutidae).

      • Liu, T., Deng, H.Q., Ma, L., Xiao, N. & Zhou, J. (in press): Sinocyclocheilus zhenfengensis, a new cyprinid species (Pisces: Teleostei) from Guizhou Province, Southwest China.

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      • Mangit, F. & Yerli, S.V. (2018): Systematic evaluation of the genus Alburnus (Cyprinidae) with description of a new species.

      • Moelants, T., Snoeks, J. & Vreven, E. (2018): Distichodus kasaiensis and D. ingae, two new distichodontid species (Characiformes: Distichodontidae) from the Congo basin.

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      • Netto-Ferreira, A.L. & Moreira, C.R. (2018): New species of Creagrutus (Ostariophysi; Characiformes; Characidae) from the Rio Xingu drainage, Brazil.

      • Ng, H.H. & Kottelat, M. (2018): A New Glyptosternine Catfish from Northern Myanmar (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Sisoridae).

      • Ng, H.H. & Kottelat, M. (2018): Amblyceps improcerum, a new sisoroid catfish from Kachin State, Myanmar (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Amblycipitidae).

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      • Ota, R.R., Kullander, S.O., Deprá, G.C., Graça, W.J. & Pavanelli, C.S. (2018): Satanoperca curupira, a new cichlid species from the rio Madeira basin in Brazil (Teleostei: Cichlidae).

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      • Roni, N. & Vishwanath, W. (2018): A new species of the genus Garra (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Barak River drainage, Manipur, India.

      • Ruiz-C, R.I., Román-Valencia, C., Taphorn, D.C., Buckup, P.A. & Ortega, H. (2018): Revision of the Astyanax orthodus species-group (Teleostei: Characidae) with descriptions of three new species.
        • Astyanax boliviensis Ruiz-C et al., 2018
        • Astyanax bopiensis nom. nov. Ruiz-C et al., 2018
        • Replacement name for Astyanacinus multidens Pearson, 1924, now assigned to Astyanax, where the combination is preoccupied by Astyanax multidens Eigenmann, 1908
        • Astyanax embera Ruiz-C et al., 2018
        • Astyanax gandhiae Ruiz-C et al., 2018

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      • Shangningam, B. & Vishwanath, W. (2018): Pethia poiensis, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Chindwin Basin of Manipur, India.

      • Stauffer, Jr., J.R. (2018): Description of Metriaclima koningsi, a new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Malaŵi, Africa.
        • Metriaclima koningsi Stauffer, 2018 [Note: genus might be Maylandia, because of unclear situation whether or not Metriaclima was a necessary substitution for Maylandia]

      • Sun, C., Li, X., Zhou, W. & Li, F. (2018): A review of Garra (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from two rivers in West Yunnan, China with description of a new species.

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      • Tang, Q.Y., Li, X.B., Yu, D., Zhu, Y.R., Ding, B.Q., Liu, H.Z. & Danley, P.D. (2018): Saurogobio punctatus sp. nov., a new cyprinid gudgeon (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from the Yangtze River, based on both morphological and molecular data.

      • Thiel, R., Knebelsberger, T. & Eidus, I. (2018): Description and DNA barcoding of Lycenchelys lenzeni, a new species of eelpout (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from the deep sea off the Kuril Archipelago.

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      • Van der Zee, J.R., Walsh, G., Boukaka Mikembi, V.N., Jonker, M.N., Alexandre, M.P. & Sonnenberg, R. (2018): Three new endemic Aphyosemion species (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from the Massif du Chaillu in the upper Louessé River system, Republic of the Congo.
        • Aphyosemion cryptum Van der Zee et al., 2018
        • Aphyosemion cyanoflavum Van der Zee et al., 2018
        • Aphyosemion mandoroense Van der Zee et al., 2018

      • Varella, H.R., Loeb, M.V., Lima, F.C.T. & Kullander, S.O. (2018): Crenicichla ploegi, a new species of pike-cichlid of the C. saxatilis group from the Rio Juruena and upper Rio Paraguai basins in Brazil, with an updated diagnosis and biogeographical comments on the group (Teleostei: Cichlidae).

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      • Winterbottom, R. (2018): A new species of Trimma (Pisces; Gobiidae) from the South-West Islands of Palau, western Pacific Ocean.