New Taxa 2018

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Hidayat, N.I. (2018): Pomacentrus bellipictus, a new microendemic species of damselfish (Pisces: Pomacentridae) from the Fakfak Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia.

  • Alonso, F., Terán, G.E., Calviño, P., García, I., Cardoso, Y. & García, G. (2018): An endangered new species of seasonal killifish of the genus Austrolebias (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheiloidei) from the Bermejo river basin in the Western Chacoan Region.

  • Amaoka, K. & Ho, H.-C. (2018): Review of the genus Engyprosopon Günther, 1862 (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from waters off Taiwan, with descriptions of two new species.

  • Andrade, M.C., Jégu, M., Buckup, P.A. & Netto‐Ferreira, A.L. (2018): A new Myleus species (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) from the Rio Tapajós basin, Brazil.

  • Andrade, M.C., Jégu, M. & Gama, C.S. (2018): A new species of Myloplus Gill (Characiformes, Serrasalmidae) from the Tumucumaque Mountain Range, Brazil and French Guiana, with comments on M. rubripinnis.

  • Angrizani, R.C. & Malabarba, L.R. (2018): Morphology and molecular data reveal the presence of two new species under Rhamdia quelen (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) species complex.

  • Angulo, A., Santos, A.C., López, M., Langeani, F. & Mcmahan, C.D. (2018): A new species of Astyanax (Characiformes: Characidae) from Costa Rica and Panama, with a key to the lower Central American species of the genus.

  • Ardila Rodríguez, C.A. (2018): Trichomycterus guacamayoensis sp. nov. (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) una nueva especie de pez del Río Suárez, cuenca media del Río Magdalena Departamento de Santander – Colombia.
    • Trichomycterus guacamayoensis Ardila Rodríguez, 2018
      • Barranquilla, Departamento del Atlántico, No. 11: 1-24. [15 Apr 2018]

  • 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.

  • Balushkin, A.V. & Moganova, M.V. (2018): Melanostigma kharini sp. nov. (Zoarcidae) – Новый Вид Пелагической Бельдюги С Хребта Геракл (Антарктическо-Южнотихоокеанское Поднятие).

  • Bortolo, G.C., Lima, F.C.T. & Melo, B.F. (2018): A New Cyphocharax from the Lower Rio Tapajós, Amazon Basin, Brazil (Characiformes: Curimatidae).

  • 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

  • Brahimi, A., Libois, R., Henrard, A. & Freyhof, J. (2018): Luciobarbus lanigarensis and L. numidiensis, two new species of barbels from the Mediterranean Sea basin in North Africa (Teostei [sic!]: Cyprinidae).

  • Britz, R., Anoop, V.K. & Dahanukar, N. (2018): Dario neela, a new species of badid fish from the Western Ghats of India (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Badidae).

  • Britzke, R., Troy, W.P., Oliveira, C. & Benine, R.C. (2018): Description of a new species of Moenkhausia (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper Paraguay basin, Central Brazil, with comments on its phylogenetic relationships.

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  • 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.

  • Camelier, P., Dagosta, F.C.P. & Marinho, M.M.F. (2018): New remarkable sexually dimorphic miniature species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper Rio Tapajós basin.

  • Campos-Da-Paz, R. (2018): A new species of Hypopygus Hoedeman (Gymnotiformes: Rhamphichthyidae)
    from the rio Trombetas system, Amazon basin, Brazil.

  • Carvalho, T.P., Arce, H.M., Reis, R.E. & Sabaj, M.H. (2017): Molecular phylogeny of Banjo Catfishes (Ostaryophisi: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae): a continental radiation in South American freshwaters.

  • Carvalho Deprá, G., Graça, W.J., Pavanelli, C.S., Avelino, G.S. & Oliveira, C. (2018): Molecular phylogeny of Planaltina Böhlke (Characidae: Stevardiinae) and comments on the definition and geographic distribution of the genus, with description of a new species.

  • Carvalho Rocha, Y.G.P., Ramos, T.P.A. & Costa Ramos, R.T. (2018): Phenacorhamdia cabocla, a new heptapterid from the Parnaíba River basin, Northeastern Brazil (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae).

  • Castellanos-Morales, C.A. (2018): A new species of cave catfish, genus Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), from the Magdalena River system, Cordillera Oriental, Colombia / Una nueva especie de bagre de caverna, género Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), del sistema río Magdalena, cordillera Oriental, Colombia.

  • Chamon, C.C. & Costa e Silva, T. (2018): Pseudacanthicus major: description of one of the largest known Loricariidae (Hypostominae: Ancistrini), a species from rio Tocantins basin, Brazil.

  • 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.

  • Chen, Y., Chen. H., He, D. & Chen, Y. (2018): Two new species of the genus Cobitis (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from South China.

  • Chiu, Y.-C., Shao, K.-T., Huang, S.-P. & Chen, H.-M. (2018): The freshwater snake eel genus Lamnostoma (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) in Taiwan, with description of a new species.

  • Chuctaya, J., Bührnheim, C.M. & Malabarba, L.R. (2018): Two new species of Odontostilbe historically hidden under O. microcephala (Characiformes: Cheirodontinae).

  • Ciccotto, P.J. & Tan, H.H. (2018): A new species of Lobocheilos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

  • Collins, R.A., Bifi, A.G., Oliveira, R.R., Ribeiro, E.D., Lujan, N.K., Rapp Py-Daniel, L.H. & Hrbek, T. (2018): Biogeography and species delimitation of the rheophilic suckermouth catfish genus Pseudolithoxus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with the description of a new species from the Brazilian Amazon.

  • Conway, K.W., Stewart, A.L. & Summers, A.P. (2018): A new species of sea urchin associating clingfish of the genus Dellichthys from New Zealand (Teleostei, Gobiesocidae).

  • 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).

  • Costa, W.J.E.M. & Amorim, P.F. (2018): A new miniature cryptic species of the seasonal killifish genus Spectrolebias from the Tocantins River basin, central Brazil (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae).

  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Amorim, P.F. & Mattos, J.L.O. (2018): Cryptic species diversity in the Hypsolebias magnificus complex, a clade of endangered seasonal killifishes from the São Francisco River basin, Brazilian Caatinga (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae).

  • Craig, J.M., Correa-Roldán, V., Ortega, H., Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. (2018): Revision of Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from the Upper Madeira Basin of Bolivia and Peru, with descriptions of two new species.

  • 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

  • Dierickx, K., Hanssens, M., Rusuwa, B., & Snoeks, J. (2018): Trematocranus pachychilus, a new endemic cichlid from Lake Malawi (Teleostei, Cichlidae).

  • 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.

  • Dutra, G.M., Peixoto, L.A.W., Santana, C.D. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2018): A new species of Eigenmannia Jordan & Evermann (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from Río Ventuari, Venezuela.

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  • Eagderi, S., Jalili, P. & Çiçek, E. (2018): Oxynoemacheilus elsae, a new species from the Urmia Lake basin of Iran (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

  • Ebert, D.A., Akhilesh, K.V. & Weigmann, S. (2018): Planonasus indicus sp. n., a new species of pygmy false catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Pseudotriakidae), with a revised diagnosis of the genus and key to the family.

  • Elp, M., Osmanoğlu, M.İ., Kadak, A.E. & Turan, D. (2018): Characteristics of Capoeta oguzelii, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Ezine Stream, Black Sea basin, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

  • 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).

  • Espíndola, V.C., Tencatt, L.F.C., Pupo, F.M., Villa‐Verde, L. & Britto, M.R. (2018): From the inside out: a new species of armoured catfish Corydoras with the description of poorly‐explored character sources (Teleostei, Siluriformes, Callichthyidae).

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  • Fahmi, F. & Ebert, D.A. (2018): Parmaturus nigripalatum n. sp., a new species of deep-sea catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Indonesia.

  • Ferreira, K.M., Faria, E., Ribeiro, A.C., Santana, J.C.O., Quagio-Grassioto, I. & Menezes, N.A. (2018): Gephyrocharax machadoi, a new species of Stevardiinae (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Rio Paraguai basin, central Brazil.

  • 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

  • Freyhof, J., Kaya, C., Bayçelebi, E., Geiger, M. & Turan, D. (2018): Generic assignment of Leuciscus kurui Bogutskaya from the upper Tigris drainage, and a replacement name for Alburnus kurui Mangit & Yerli (Teleostei: Leuciscidae).

  • 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).

    • Fricke, R. & Quang, V.V. (2018): Callionymus vietnamensis, a new species of dragonet from the South China Sea off southern Vietnam, with a review of the subgenus Callionymus (Calliurichthys) Jordan & Fowler 1903 (Teleostei: Callionymidae).

    • Friedrich, T., Wiesner, C., Zangl, L., Daill, D., Freyhof, J. & Koblmüller, S. (2018): Romanogobio skywalkeri, a new gudgeon (Teleostei: Gobionidae) from the upper Mur River, Austria.

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    • García‐Melo, J.E., Albornoz‐Garzón, J.G., García‐Melo, L.J., Villa‐Navarro, F.A. & Maldonado‐Ocampo, J.A. (2018): A new Species of Hemibrycon (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae) from the upper Magdalena River basin in Colombia.

    • Gill, A.C. & Psomadakis, P.N. (2018): Pseudanthias emma new species, with notes on a collection of anthiadine serranid fishes from off Myanmar (eastern Indian Ocean).

    • 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.

    • Guimarães, E.C., Brito, P.S., Feitosa, L.M., Carvalho-Costa, L.F. & Ottoni, F.P. (2018): A new species of Hyphessobrycon Durbin from northeastern Brazil: evidence from morphological data and DNA barcoding (Characiformes, Characidae).

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    • Hammer, M.P., Allen, G.R., Martin, K.C., Adams, M., Ebner, B.C., Raadik, T.A. & Unmack, P.J. (2018): Revision of the Australian Wet Tropics endemic rainbowfish genus Cairnsichthys (Atheriniformes: Melanotaeniidae), with description of a new species.

    • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2018): Stolephorus continentalis, a new anchovy from the northwestern South China Sea, and redescription of Stolephorus chinensis (Günther 1880) (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae).

    • Henschel, E., Mattos, J.L.O., Katz, A.M. & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018): Position of enigmatic miniature trichomycterid catfishes inferred from molecular data (Siluriformes).

    • Ho, H.-C., Hong, W.-C. & Chen, H.-M. (2018): A new cutthroat eel of the genus Synaphobranchus (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae) from Taiwan.

    • Ho, H.-C. & Tighe, K.A. (2018): Three new species of the cutthroat eel genus Dysomma, with comments on the variation of D. taiwanense (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae).
      • Dysomma brachygnathos Ho & Tighe, 2018
      • Dysomma formosa Ho & Tighe, 2018
      • Dysomma robinsorum Ho & Tighe, 2018

    • Huang, J.-F., Ho, H.-C., Chang, Y.-H., Smith, D.G. & Chen, H.-M. (2018): Two new species of the conger eel genus Bathycongrus (Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Taiwan.

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    • Imamura, H., Psomadakis, P.N. & Thein, H. (2018): Two new species of deepwater flathead Bembras Cuvier, 1829 from the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean.

    • Iwatsubo, H. & Motomura, H. (2018): Chromis katoi, a new species of damselfish from the Izu Islands, Japan, with a key to species in the Chromis notata species complex (Perciforms: Pomacentridae).

    • Iwatsuki, Y. & Heemstra, P.C. (2018): Taxonomic review of the genus Argyrops (Perciformes; Sparidae) with three new species from the Indo-West Pacific.
      • Argyrops caeruleops Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2018
      • Argyrops flavops Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2018
      • Argyrops notialis Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2018

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    • Jerep, F.C., Dagosta, F.C.P. & Ohara, W.M. (2018): A New Miniature Species of Serrapinnus (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Upper Rio Araguaia, Brazil.

    • Johnson, J.W. & Wilmer, J.W. (2018): Three new species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) and first records of P. muronis (Tanaka, 1918) and P. rubromaculata Ho, Chang & Shao, 2012 from Australia.
      • Parapercis algrahami Johnson & Wilmer, 2018
      • Parapercis imamurai Johnson & Wilmer, 2018
      • Parapercis pogonoskii Johnson & Wilmer, 2018

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    • Kai, Y., & Fricke, R. (2018): Taxonomic review of the deep water flathead genus Parabembras with description of the new species Parabembras multisquamata from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei, Parabembridae).

    • Kai, Y., Tohkairin, A., Fujiwara, K. & Hamatsu, T. (2018): Careproctus iacchus, a new variegated snailfish (Liparidae) from the Seas of Japan and Okhotsk.

    • Katwate, U., Kumkar, P., Raghavan, R. & Dahanukar, N. (2018): A new syntopic species of small barb from the Western Ghats of India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

    • Keith, P., Dahruddin, H., Limmon, G. & Hubert, N. (2018): A new species of Schismatogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Halmahera (Indonesia).

    • Koeda, K., Fujii, T. & Motomura, H. (2018): A new garden eel, Heteroconger fugax (Congridae: Heterocongrinae), from the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

    • Kottelat, M. & Tan, H.H. (2018): Three new species of archerfishes from the freshwaters of Southeast Asia (Teleostei: Toxotidae) and notes on Henri Mouhot’s fish collections.

    • Kovačić, M., Ordines, F. & Schliewen, U.K. (2018): A new species of Buenia (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the western Mediterranean slope bottoms, the redescription of Buenia jeffreysi and the first Balearic record of Buenia affinis.

    • Kullander, S., Rahman, M.M., Norén, M. & Mollah, A.R. (2018): Laubuka tenella, a new species of cyprinid fish from southeastern Bangladesh and southwestern Myanmar (Teleostei, Cyprinidae, Danioninae).

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    • Lalramliana, Knight, J.D.M., Lalhlimpuia, D.V. & Singh, M. (2018): Integrative taxonomy reveals a new species of snakehead fish, Channa stiktos (Teleostei: Channidae), from Mizoram, North Eastern India.

    • Lalramliana, Lalronunga, S., Kumar, S. & Singh, M. (2018): DNA barcoding revealed a new species of Neolissochilus Rainboth, 1985 from the Kaladan River of Mizoram, North East India.

    • Li, F., Li, S. & Chen, J.-K. (2018): Rhinogobius immaculatus, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Qiantang River, China.

    • Li, G., Wu, J., Leng, Y., Zhou, R., Pan, X., Han, F., Li, S. & Liang, X. (2018): A New Species Sinocyclocheilus longshanensis sp. nov. from Yunnan.
      • Sinocyclocheilus longshanensis Li & Wu, 2018
        • Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin, 34 (5): 153-158.

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

      • Lin, J., Shao, K.-T. & Smith, D.G. (2018): The eel genus Macrocephenchelys (Anguilliformes: Congridae) in Taiwan, with description of a new species.

      • 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.

      • Loeb, M.V., Varella, H.R. & Menezes, N.A. (2018): A new species of Anchoviella (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) from the western Amazon River in Peru, with comments on congeners in the Peruvian Amazon River.

      • Londoño-Burbano, A. (2018): A new species of Sturisoma (Loricariidae: Loricariinae) from the Madre de Dios River basin, Peru, with a key to all congeners and comments on the type series of Sturisoma rostratum.

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      • Mandagi, I.F., Mokodongan, D.F., Tanaka, R. & Yamahira, K. (2018): A New Riverine Ricefish of the Genus Oryzias (Beloniformes, Adrianichthyidae) from Malili, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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

      • Matamoros, W.A., Domínguez-Cisneros, S.E., Velázquez-Velázquez, E. & McMahan, C.D. (2018): Description of a New Species of Killifish of the Genus Profundulus (Atherinomorpha: Profundulidae) from the Mexican State of Oaxaca.

      • Matsunuma, M., Fukui, Y. & Motomura, H. (2018): Review of the Ostichthys japonicus complex (Beryciformes: Holocentridae: Myripristinae) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with description of a new species.

      • Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. (2018): Three new species of the Indo-Pacific stingfish genus Minous (Synanceiidae: Minoinae) with redescriptions of M. trachycephalus (Bleeker 1855) and M. pictus Günther 1880.
        • Minous groeneveldi Matsunuma & Motomura, 2018
        • Minous radiatus Matsunuma & Motomura, 2018
        • Minous roseus Matsunuma & Motomura, 2018

      • Mattos, J.L.O. & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018): Three new species of the ‚Geophagus‘ brasiliensis species group from the northeast Brazil (Cichlidae, Geophagini).

      • Mesa S., L.M., Lasso, C.A., Ochoa, L.E. & DoNascimiento, C. (2018): Trichomycterus rosablanca (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae) a new species of hipogean catfish from the Colombian Andes / Trichomycterus rosablanca (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae) una especie nueva de bagre hipogeo de los Andes colombianos.

      • Mirande, J.M. (2018): Morphology, molecules and the phylogeny of Characidae (Teleostei, Characiformes).

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

      • Mohapatra, A., Mohanty, S.R., Smith, D.G., Mishra, S.S. & Roy, S. (2018): Gymnothorax odishi sp. nov. (Muraenidae: Muraeninae), a short brown unpatterned moray eel from Bay of Bengal, India.

      • Momigliano, P., Denys, G.P., Jokinen, H. & Merilä, J. (2018): Platichthys solemdali sp. nov. (Actinopterygii, Pleuronectiformes): a new flounder species from the Baltic Sea.

      • Moral-Flores, L.F., López-Segovia, E., Hernández-Arellano, T. (2018): Vieja coatlicue sp. nov., una nueva especie de cíclido (Actinopterygii: Cichlidae) de la cuenca del Río Coatzacoalcos, México.

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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. (2018): Exostoma ericinum, a new glyptosternine catfish from southwestern China (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Sisoridae).

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

      • Nielsen, J.G. (2018): Revision of the cosmopolitan deep-sea genus Sciadonus (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with two new species.
        • Sciadonus longiventralis Nielsen, 2018
        • Sciadonus robinsi Nielsen, 2018 Note: need to be mandatory emmendet to Sciadonus robinsorum Nielsen, 2018.

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      • Özuluğ, M., Geiger, M.F. & Freyhof, J. (2018): Alburnus goekhani, a new species of bleak from the Anatolian Black Sea basin (Teleostei: Leuciscidae).

      • Okamoto, M. & Gon, O. (2018): A review of the deepwater cardinalfish genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) of the Western Indian Ocean, with description of two new species.

      • 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).

      • Oyakawa, O.T., Fichberg, I. & Rapp Py-Daniel, L. (2018): Three new species of Harttia (Loricariidae: Loricariinae) from Serra do Cachimbo, Rio Xingu basin, Pará, Northern Brazil.
        • Harttia panara Oyakawa et al., 2018
        • Harttia rondoni Oyakawa et al., 2018
        • Harttia villasboas Oyakawa et al., 2018

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      • Pfleger, M.O., Grubbs, R.D., Cotton, C.F. & Daly-Engel, T.S. (2018): Squalus clarkae sp. nov., a new dogfish shark from the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, with comments on the Squalus mitsukurii species complex.

      • Pinna, M., Burger, R. & Zanata, A.M. (2018): A new species of Copionodon lacking a free orbital rim (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).

      • Poulsen, J.Y., Miller, M.J., Sado, T., Hanel, R., Tsukamoto, K. & Miya, M. (2018): Resolving deep-sea pelagic saccopharyngiform eel mysteries: Identification of Neocyema and Monognathidae leptocephali and establishment of a new fish family „Neocyematidae“ based on larvae, adults and mitogenomic gene orders.

      • Prokofiev, A.M. (2018): A new species of Barbatula from the headwaters of the Bulgan River in western Mongolia (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

      • Prokofiev, A.M. (2018): Three New Species of Eustomias (Melanostomiidae) From the Southern Subtropical Waters with the Description of a New Subgenus.
        • Eustomias (Furcostomias) diplomastiga Prokofiev, 2018
        • Eustomias (Neostomias) kukuevi Prokofiev, 2018
        • Eustomias (Haploclonus) mavka Prokofiev, 2018
        • Furcostomias subgen. n. Prokofiev, 2018
        • Type species: Eustomias (Furcostomias) diplomastiga Prokofiev, 2018

      • Psomadakis, P.N., Matsuura, K. & Thein, H. (2018): Chelonodontops alvheimi, a new species of pufferfish (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from the Indian Ocean, with redescription of the rare pufferfish Chelonodontops leopardus (Day 1878).

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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.

      • Rosso, J.J., González-Castro, M., Bogan, S., Cardoso, Y.P., Mabragaña, E., Delpiani, M. & Díaz de Astarloa, J.M. (2018): Integrative taxonomy reveals a new species of the Hoplias malabaricus species complex (Teleostei: Erythrinidae).

      • Roxo, F.F., Silva, G.S.C. & Melo, B.F. (2018): Hisonotus devidei, a new species from the São Francisco basin, Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).

      • 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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      • Sauberer, M., Iwamoto, T. & Ahnelt, H. (2018): Two new deep-water species of the genus Thorogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the upper continental slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic.

      • Schliewen, U.K., Wirtz, P. & Kovačić, M. (2018): Didogobius janetarum sp. nov., a new cryptobenthic goby species from the Cape Verde Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae).

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

      • Shepherd, B., Phelps, T., Pinheiro, H.T., Pérez-Matus, A. & Rocha, L.A. (2018): Plectranthias ahiahiata, a new species of perchlet from a mesophotic ecosystem at Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Teleostei, Serranidae, Anthiadinae).

      • Short, G., Smith, R., Motomura, H., Harasti, F. & Hamilton, H. (2018): Hippocampus japapigu, a new species of pygmy seahorse from Japan, with a redescription of H. pontohi (Teleostei, Syngnathidae).

      • Skelton, P.H., Swartz, E. & Vreven, E.J. (2018): The identity of Barbus capensis Smith, 1841 and the generic status of southern African tetraploid cyprinids (Teleostei, Cyprinidae).
        • Amatolacypris n. gen. Skelton et al., 2018
        • Type species: Barbus trevelyani Günther, 1877
        • Namaquacypris n. gen. Skelton et al., 2018
        • Type species: Barbus hospes Barnard, 1938
        • Sedercypris n. gen. Skelton et al., 2018
        • Type species: Barbus calidus Barnard, 1938

      • Smith, D.G. (2018): A new genus and species of congrid eel from the Philippines (Anguillliformes: Congridae: Bathymyrinae).

      • Smith, D.G., Hibino, Y. & Ho, H.-C. (2018): Two new elongate unpatterned moray eels from Taiwan and Vietnam, with notes on two congeners (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae).

      • Smith, D.G. & Ho, H.-C. (2018): The congrid eel genus Bathycongrus of Taiwan, with descriptions of three new species (Anguilliformes: Congridae).
        • Bathycongrus bimaculatus Smith & Ho, 2018
        • Bathycongrus castlei Smith & Ho, 2018
        • Bathycongrus graciliceps Smith & Ho, 2018

      • Smith, D.G., Ho, H.-C., Huang, J.-F. & Chang, Y.-H. (2018): The congrid eel genus Ariosoma in Taiwan (Anguilliformes: Congridae), with description of a new species.

      • Smith, D.G., Ho, H.-C. & Tashiro, F. (2018): Eels of the genus Bathyuroconger in the northwestern Pacific, with descriptions of four new species (Anguilliformes: Congridae).
        • Bathyuroconger albus Smith et al., 2018
        • Bathyuroconger dolichosomus Smith et al., 2018
        • Bathyuroconger fowleri Smith et al., 2018
        • Bathyuroconger hawaiiensis Smith et al., 2018

      • Song, X.-L., Cao, L. & Zhang, E (2018): Onychostoma brevibarba, a new cyprinine fish (Pisces: Teleostei) from the middle Chang Jiang basin in Hunan Province, South China.

      • 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]

      • Sudasinghe, H. (2018): A new species of Schistura (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from the south-western lowlands of Sri Lanka.

      • 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.

      • Sungur, S., Jalili, P., Eagderi, S. & Çiçek, E. (2018): Seminemacheilus ahmeti, a new species of Nemachelid from Sultan Marshes, Turkey.

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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.

      • [update] Tavera, J., Acero P., A. & Wainwright, P.C. (2018): Multilocus phylogeny, divergence times, and a major role for the benthic-to-pelagic axis in the diversification of grunts (Haemulidae).

      • Tea, Y.-K., Frable, B.W. & Gill, A.C. (2018): Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a new species of fairy wrasse from the Philippines and Indonesia (Teleostei: Labridae).

      • 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.

      • Thomson, A.W. & Swartz, E.R. (2018): A new species catfish, Amphilius pagei (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae) from Angola.

      • Tighe, K.A., Ho, H.-C. & Hatooka, K. (2018): A new species of the genus Dysommina (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae: Ilyophinae) from the Western Pacific.

      • Tuan, H.A., Thao, H.N. & Quang, N.X. (2018): Schistura kottelati, a new species of loach from the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park in central Vietnam (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).

      • Turan, D., Kalayci, G., Kaya, C., Bektaş, Y. & Küçük, F. (2018): A new species of Petroleuciscus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Büyük Menderes River, southwestern Anatolia, Turkey.

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      • Uiblein, F. & Nielsen, J.G. (2018): Review of the steatiticus-species group of the cuskeel genus Neobythites (Ophidiidae) from the Indo-Pacific, with description of two new species.

      • Underkoffler, K.E., Luers, M.A., Hyde, J.R. & Craig, M.T. (2018): A taxonomic review of Lampris guttatus (Brünnich 1788) Lampridiformes; Lampridae) with descriptions of three new species.
        • Lampris australensis Underkoffler et al., 2018
        • Lampris incognitus Underkoffler et al., 2018
        • Lampris megalopsis Underkoffler et al., 2018

      • Urbanski, B.Q., Melo, B.F., Silva, G.S.C. & Benine, R.C. (2018): A new species of Tetragonopterus (Characiformes: Characidae) from Central Amazon lowlands, Brazil.

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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).

      • Vaz, D.F.B. & Carvalho, M.R. (2018): New Species of Squatina (Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) from Brazil, with Comments on the Taxonomy of Angel Sharks from the Central and Northwestern Atlantic.

      • Volcan, M.V., Severo-Neto, F. & Lanés, L.E.K. (2018): Unrecognized biodiversity in a world’s hotspot: three new species of Melanorivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from tributaries of the right bank of the Rio Paraná basin, Brazilian Cerrado.

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      • Waltz, B.T. & Albert, J.S. (2018): New species of glass knifefish Eigenmannia loretana (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from the Western Amazon.

      • Wingert, J.M., Chuctaya, J. & Malabarba, L.R. (2018): A new species of Bryconops (Characiformes: Iguanodectidae) from the Rio Tapajós basin, Brazil.

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

      • Winterbottom, R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2018): Two new species of blue-eyed Trimma (Pisces; Gobiidae) from New Guinea.

      • Wu, T.-J., Wei, M.-L., Lan, J.H. & Du, L.-N. (2018): Triplophysa anshuiensis, a new species of blind loach from the Xijiang River, China (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae).

      • Wu, W.J., He, A.Y., Yang, J.X. & Du, L.N. (in press): Description of a new species of Triplophysa (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Guizhou Province, China.

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      • Xia, J.-H., Wu, H.-L., Li, C.-H., Wu, Y.-Q. & Liu, S.-H. (2018): A new species of Rhinogobius (Pisces: Gobiidae), with analyses of its DNA barcode.

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      • Yoğurtçuoğlu, B. & Freyhof, J. (2018): Aphanius irregularis, a new killifish from south-western Anatolia (Cyprinodontiformes: Aphaniidae).

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      • Zanata, A.M., Burger, R. & Camelier, P. (2018): Two new species of Astyanax Baird & Girard (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper rio Paraguaçu basin, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil.

      • Zawadzki, C.H., Silva, H.P. & Troy, W.P. (2018): Redescription of Hypostomus latirostris (Regan, 1904) with the recognition of a new species of Hypostomus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper rio Paraguay basin, Brazil.

      • Zheng, L.-P., He, Y., Yang, J.-X. & Wu, L.-B. (2018): A new genus and species of Labeonini (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Pearl River in China.

      • Zhukov, M.Y. & Balushkin, A.V. (2018): Описание Нового Подвида Zanclorhynchus spinifer heracleus subsp. nov. (Zanclorhynchinae: Congiopodidae) С Хребта Геракл (Антарктическо-Южнотихоокеанское Поднятие). / Description of a New Subspecies Zanclorhynchus spinifer heracleus subsp. nov. from the Ridge of Hercules (Pacific–Antarctic Ridge)