New Taxa – 2020

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • 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., Thaosen, S. & Sarma, D. (in press): 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.

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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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  • 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.
  • Garcia-Ayala, J. & Benine, R.C. (in press): A new amazonian species of Brachychalcinus (Characiformes: Characidae) from Trombetas River basin, Brazil.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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).
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.

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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
  • 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.

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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.

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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).

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