New Taxa – 2020

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • Albornoz-Garzón, J.G., Acosta-Santos, A., Bogotá-Gregory, J.D. & Agudelo-Córdoba, E. (2020): A new species of Creagrutus Günther (Characidae: Stevardiinae) from the Amazonian Piedmont of Colombia.
  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Mondong, M.U. (2020): Heteroconger guttatus, a new species of garden eel (Pisces: Congridae: Heterocongrinae) from West Papua, Indonesia.

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  • Birindelli, J.L.O., Britski, H.A. & Ramirez, J.L. (in press): A new Endangered species of Megaleporinus (Characiformes: Anostomidae) from the Rio de Contas basin, eastern Brazil.

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  • Chakraborty, P., Yardi, K. & Mukherjee, P. (2020): Channa brahmacharyi sp. nov., a new species of dwarf snakehead from Meghalaya, North-East India (Teleostei: Channidae).
  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Henschel, E. & Katz, A.M. (in press): Multigene phylogeny reveals convergent evolution in small interstitial catfishes from the Amazon and Atlantic forests (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).
    • Microcambevinae n. subfam. Costa et al., (in press) Note: e-paper with no ZooBank registration. Name not available from this publication.
    • Type genus: Microcambeva Costa & Bockmann, 1994
  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Vilardo, P. & Katz, A.M. (2020): Sympatric sister species with divergent morphological features of psammophilic catfishes of the south-eastern Brazilian genus Microcambeva (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).

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  • Dey, A., Choudhury, H., Mazumder, A., Bharali, R.C., Thaosen, S. & Sarma, D. (2020): Psilorhynchus kamengensis, a new species of fish Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from northeast India.
  • Dey, A., Choudhury, H., Mazumder, A., Thaosen, S. & Sarma, D. (2020): Psilorhynchus nahlongthai, a new fish species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Brahmaputra drainage, northeast India.
  • DoNascimiento, C. & Prada-Pedreros, S. (in press): A new troglomorphic species of Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from northeastern Colombia, with proposal of a new Trichomycterus subclade and remarks on some nominal species from Colombia.
  • Donin, L.M., Ferrer, J. & Carvalho, T.P. (in press): Taxonomical study of Trichomycterus (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the Ribeira de Iguape River basin reveals a new species recorded in the early 20th century.
  • Dos Anjos de Sousa, D.J., Silva-Oliveira, C., Canto, A.L.C. & Ribeiro, F.R.V. (2020): A new species of Knodus (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Rio Cupari drainage, lower Rio Tapajós basin, Brazil.

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  • Englmaier, G.K., Tesfaye, G. & Bogutskaya, N.G. (2020): A new species of Enteromius (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae, Smiliogastrinae) from the Awash River, Ethiopia, and the re-establishment of E. akakianus.
  • Esguícero, A.L.H., Castro, R.M.C. & Pereira, T.N.A. (2020): Bunocephalus hertzi, a new banjo catfish from the upper Rio Paraná basin, Brazil (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae), with the redescription of Bunocephalus larai Ihering, 1930.

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  • Fricke, R. & Zhukov, M.Y. (2020): Scorpaena nasicornua sp. nov. (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) from the Gulf of Aden, northwestern Indian Ocean.
  • Fujiwara, K., Hagiwara, K. & Motomura, H. (2020): Redescription of Lepadichthys coccinotaenia Regan 1921 and description of Lepadichthys trishula sp. nov. from southern Japan (Gobiesocidae: Diademichthyinae).
  • Fukui, Y. (2020): A new wrasse, Novaculops compressus n. sp. (Perciformes: Labridae), from the western Pacific Ocean.

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  • Gangan, S.S., Pavan-Kumar, A., Jahageerdar, S. & Jaiswar, A.K. (2020): A new species of Stolephorus (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) from the Bay of Bengal, India.
  • García-Alzate, C.A., Lima, F.C.T., Taphorn, D.C., Mojica, J.I., Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Teixeira, T.F. (in press): A new species of Hyphessobrycon Durbin (Characiformes: Characidae) from the western Amazon basin in Colombia and Peru.
  • Garcia-Ayala, J. & Benine, R.C. (in press): A new amazonian species of Brachychalcinus (Characiformes: Characidae) from Trombetas River basin, Brazil.
  • Gill, A.C. &  Roberts, C.D. (2020): Plectranthias cruentus, a new species of anthiadine perchlet (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Lord Howe Rise, Tasman Sea.
  • Güçlü, S.S., Kalayci, G., Küçük, F. & Turan, D. (in press): Barbus xanthos, a new barbel from the south-eastern Aegean basin (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

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  • Hata, H., Lavoué, S. & Motomura, H. (2020): Stolephorus babarani, a new species of anchovy (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) from Panay Island, central Philippines.
  • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2020): A new species of anchovy, Encrasicholina sigma (Teleostei, Clupeiformes, Engraulidae), from Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • Henschel, E., Bragança, P.H.N., Rangel-Pereira, F. & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2020): A new psammophilic species of the catfish genus Ammoglanis (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae) from the Amazon River basin, northern Brazil.
  • Hoban, M.L. & Williams, J.T. (2020): Cirripectes matatakaro, a new species of combtooth blenny from the Central Pacific, illuminates the origins of the Hawaiian fish fauna.

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  • Jadhav, S., Karuthapandi, M., Chandra, K., Jaiswal, D., Dinesh, K.P. & Narahari, A. (2020): Parapsilorhynchus alluriensis, a new species of cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Eastern Ghats, of India.

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  • Katz, A.M. & Costa, W.J.E.M. (2020): A new species of the catfish genus Cambeva from the Paranapanema river drainage, southeastern Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).
  • Kirchner, S., Kruckenhauser, L., Pichler, A., Borkenhagen, K. & Freyhof, J. (2020): Revision of the Garra species of the Hajar Mountains in Oman and the United Arab Emirates with the description of two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
  • Kottelat, M. (2020): Ceratogarra, a genus name for Garra cambodgiensis and G. fasciacauda and comments on the oral and gular soft anatomy in labeonine fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
  • Kottelat, M. & Grego, J. (2020): Kayahschistura lokalayensis, a new genus and species of cave fish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Kovačić, M., Sadeghi, R. & Esmaeili, H.R. (2020): New species of Silhouettea (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Qeshm Island, Iran and the DNA barcoding of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea gobies.

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  • Larson, H.K., Jaafar, Z., Tan, H.H. & Peristiwady, T. (2020): Platygobiopsis hadiatyae, a new species of deepwater gobiid from Indonesia (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobiinae).
  • Last, P.R. & Pogonoski, J.J. (2020): Revision of the fish family Euclichthyidae (Pisces: Gadiformes) with the description of two new species from the Western Pacific.
  • Li, F., Liao, T.-Y. & Arai, R. (2020): Two new species of Rhodeus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Acheilognathinae) from the River Yangtze, China.
  • Lima, F.C.T. & Britto, M.R. (2020): A new Corydoras (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) with an unusual sexual dimorphism from the rio Juruena basin, Brazil.
  • Lima, F.C.T., Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Prada-Pedreros, S. (in press): A new Hemigrammus from the upper Río Vaupés, Colombia (Characiformes: Characidae), with a discussion on the presence of an enlarged urogenital papilla in the family.

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  • Matsuzaki, K., Mori, T., Kamiunten, M., Yanagimoto, T. & Kai, Y. (2020): A new species of Careproctus (Cottoidei: Liparidae) from the Sea of Okhotsk and a redescription of the blacktip snailfish Careproctus zachirus.
  • McCosker, J.E., Bogorodsky, S.V., Mal, A.O. & Alpermann, T.J. (2020): Description of a new snake eel Ophichthus olivaceus (Teleostei: Anguilliformes, Ophichthidae) from the Red Sea.
  • Mohapatra, A., Ray, D., Mohanty, S.R. & Mishra, S.S. (2020): Ophichthus kailashchandrai sp. nov. (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae): a new species of snake eel from Indian waters, Bay of Bengal.
  • Moyon, W.A. & Arunkumar, L. (2020): Garra chivaensis, a new labeonin species (Cyprinidae: Labeoninae) from Manipur, North-Eastern India.

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  • Nakayama, N., Prokofiev, A.M. & Kawai, T. (2020): Coelorinchus posteromaculatus (Actinopterygii, Gadiformes, Macrouridae), a new species of grenadier from the eastern Indian Ocean.

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  • Ortega-Lara, A. & Lujan, N.K. (2020): Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae, a new, commercially exploited subspecies of ornamental wood-eating pleco (Loricariidae: Hypostominae) from the Guaviare River basin in Colombia.
  • Ota, R.R., Carvalho, F.R. & Pavanelli, C.S. (2020): Taxonomic review of the Hyphessobrycon panamensis species-group (Characiformes: Characidae).

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  • Parenti, P. & Randall, J.E. (2020): An annotated checklist of the fishes of the family Serranidae of the world with description of two new related families of fishes.
    • Caesioscorpididae n. fam.  Parenti & Randall, 2020
    • Type genus: Caesioscorpis Whitley 1945
    • Hemilutjanidae n. fam.  Parenti & Randall, 2020
    • Type genus: Hemilutjanus Bleeker, 1876

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  • Schedel, F.D.B., Kupriyanov, V.M.S., Katongo, C. & Schliewen, U.K. (2020): Palaeoplex gen. nov. and Lufubuchromis gen. nov., two new monotypic cichlid genera (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from northern Zambia.
    • Lufubuchromis n. gen. Schedel et al., 2020
    • Type species: Lufubuchromis relictus Schedel et al., 2020
    • Palaeoplex n. gen. Schedel et al., 2020
    • Type species: Palaeoplex palimpsest Schedel et al., 2020
  • Schwarzhans, W.W., Mincarone, M.M. & Villarins, B.T. (2020): A new species of the genus Verilus (Teleostei, Percomorpha, Acropomatidae) from Brazil.
  • Shangningam, B., Rath, S., Tudu, A.K. & Kosygin, L. (2020): A new species of Osteobrama (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Mahanadi River, India with a note on the validity of O. dayi.
  • Silva, R.R. & Weaver, P.F. (in press): A new livebearing fish of the genus Limia (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae) from Lake Miragoane, Haiti.
  • Silveira Silva, I., Nogueira, A.F., Netto-Ferreira, A.L., Akama, A. & Dutra, G.M. (2020): A new species of Hemiodus Müller (Characiformes: Hemiodontidae) from the lower Rio Xingu, Brazil.

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  • Tea, Y.-K., Pyle, R.L. & Rocha, L.A. (2020): A New Species of Fairy Wrasse (Teleostei: Labridae: Cirrhilabrus) from Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the Verde Island Passage, Philippines.
  • Turan, D., Kalayci, G., Bektaş, Y., Kaya, C. & Baycelebi, E. (in press): A new species of trout from the northern drainages of Euphrates River, Turkey (Salmoniformes: Salmonidae).

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  • Vo, Q.V. & Ho, H.-C. (2020): A new species of Atractodenchelys (Synaphobranchidae, Anguilliformes) from Vietnam.

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  • Wada, H., Suzuki, T., Senou, H. & Motomura, H. (2020): Plectranthias ryukyuensis, a new species of perchlet from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, with a key to the Japanese species of Plectranthias (Serranidae: Anthiadinae).
  • Weigmann, S., Gon, O., Leeney, R.H., Barrowclift, E., Berggren, P., Jiddawi, N. & Temple, A.J. (2020): Revision of the sixgill sawsharks, genus Pliotrema (Chondrichthyes, Pristiophoriformes), with descriptions of two new species and a redescription of  Pwarreni Regan.

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  • Zhu, L., Yu, D. & Liu, H. (in press): Zacco sinensis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae), a New Fish Species from Northern China.