New Taxa – 2021

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • Andrews, K.R., Fernandez-Silva, I., Randall, J.E. & Ho, H.-C. (in press): Etelis boweni sp. nov., a new cryptic deepwater Eteline snapper from Indo-Pacific (Perciformes: Lutjanidae).
  • Armbruster, J.W., Lujan, N.K. & Bloom, D.D. (2021): Redescription of the Guiana Shield Darter Species Characidium crandellii and C. declivirostre (Crenuchidae) with Descriptions of Two New Species.

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  • Bayçelebi, E., Kaya, C., Turan, D. & Freyhof, J. (2021): Garra orontesi, a new species from the Orontes River drainage (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
  • Bentley, R.F., Grant, S. & Tencatt, L.F.C. (2021): A new arc-striped species of Corydoras Lacépède, 1803 (Teleostei: Callichthyidae) from the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Bitja-Nyom, A.R., Agnèse, J.F., Pariselle, A., Bilong-Bilong, C.F., Gilles, A. & Snoeks, J. (in press): A systematic revision of the five-spotted Hemichromis complex (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) from West Africa and Lower Guinea, with the description of a new species from Cameroon.
  • Bragança, P.H.N., Skelton, P.H., Bills, R., Tweddle, D. & Chakona, A. (2021): Revalidation and Redescription of “Lacustricolachobensis (Fowler, 1935) and Description of a New Miniature Species of “Lacustricola” from Southern Africa (Cyprinodontiformes: Procatopodidae).

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  • Chen, S., Sheraliev, B., Shu, L. & Peng, Z. (2021): Triplophysa wulongensis, a new species of cave-dwelling loach (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae) from Chongqing, Southwest China. 
  • Choudhury, H., Das, R., Bharali, R.C., Sarma, K., Tyagi, L.K., Lal, K.K. & Sarma, D. (in press): Description of a new species of Mustura Kottelat (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from the Brahmaputra drainage, India.
  • Coelho, F.L., Chamon, C.C. & Sarmento-Soares, L.M. (2021): A new species of driftwood catfish Centromochlus Kner, 1858 (Siluriformes, Auchenipteridae, Centromochlinae) from Tocantins-Araguaia River drainage.
  • Conway, K.W., Pinion, A.K. & Kottelat, M. (2021): Two new species of Pethia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), representing a sympatric species pair, from the Ayeyarwady drainage, Myanmar.
  • Costa, W.J.E.M., Feltrin, C.R.M. & Katz, A.M. (2021): Filling distribution gaps: Two new species of the catfish genus Cambeva from southern Brazilian Atlantic Forest (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae).

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  • Deprá, G.C., Ota, R.R., Vitorino Júnior, O.B. & Ferreira, K.M. (in press): Two new species of Knodus (Characidae: Stevardiinae) from the upper rio Tocantins basin, with evidence of ontogenetic meristic changes.
  • Dutra, G.M., Peixoto, L.A.W., Ochoa, L.E., Ohara, W.M., Santana, C.D., Menezes, N.A. & Datovo, A. (2021): A new species of Amazonian bluntnose knifefish Brachyhypopomus (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae), with comments on ist phylogenetic position.

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  • Faria, T.C., Guimarães, K.L.A., Rodrigues, L.R.R., Oliveira, C. & Lima, F.C.T. (in press): A new Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) of the Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus species-group from the lower Amazon basin, Brazil.
  • Freyhof, J. & Geiger, M.F. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus shehabi, a new nemacheilid loach from the upper Orontes in southern Syria (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Freyhof, J., Kaya, C., Epitashvili, G. & Geiger, M.F. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus phasicus, a new nemacheilid loach from the eastern Black Sea basin with some remarks on  other Caucasian Oxynoemacheilus (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Fricke, R. (2021): Cynoglossus quadriocellatus, a new species of tonguesole from Western Australia (Teleostei: Cynoglossidae).
  • Fujiwara, Y., Kawato, M., Poulsen, J.Y., Ida, H., Chikaraishi, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Oguri, K., Gotoh, S., Ozawa, G., Tanaka, S., Miya, M., Sado, T., Kimoto, K., Toyofuku, T. & Tsuchida, S. (2021): Discovery of a colossal slickhead (Alepocephaliformes: Alepocephalidae): an active-swimming top predator in the deep waters of Suruga Bay, Japan.

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  • Gill, A.C., Pogonoski, J.J., Moore, G.I. & Johnson, J.W. (2021): Review of Australian species of Plectranthias Bleeker and Selenanthias Tanaka (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae), with descriptions of four new species.
    • Plectranthias ferrugineus Gill et al., 2021
    • Plectranthias grahami Gill et al., 2021
    • Plectranthias mcgroutheri Gill et al., 2021
    • Plectranthias moretonensis Gill et al., 2021
  • Guo, D.-M. & Zhang, E (2021): Re-description of the loach species Leptobotia citrauratea (Teleostei, Botiidae), with the description of L. brachycephala from southern Zhejiang Province, China.

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  • Hastings, P.A. (2021): The Pandemic Blenny, Coralliozetus clausus, a new species of tube blenny endemic to Isla del Coco, Costa Rica (Teleostei: Chaenopsidae).
  • Hata, H., Lavoué, S. & Motomura, H. (2021): Taxonomic status of nominal species of the anchovy genus Stolephorus previously regarded as synonyms of Stolephorus commersonnii Lacepède 1803 and Stolephorus indicus (van Hasselt 1823), and descriptions of three new species (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae).
  • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2021): Two new species of Stolephorus (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) from the western Pacific.
  • Hata, H., Psomadakis, P.N., Osmany, H.B. & Motomura, H. (2021): A new species of Thrissina from Pakistan (Arabian Sea), with redescription of Thrissina whiteheadi (Wongratana 1983) (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae).
  • Ho, H.-C. & Last, P. (2021): Review of the batfish genus Malthopsis from Australia (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of five new species.
  • Huang, W.-C., Smith, D.G., Loh, K.-H. & Liao, T.-Y. (in press): Two New Moray Eels of Genera Diaphenchelys and Gymnothorax (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from Taiwan and the Philippines.
    • Diaphenchelys laimospila Huang et al., (in press)
    • Gymnothorax pseudokidako Huang et al., (in press) Note: e-paper with no fixed content. Names not available from this publication.

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  • Iglésias, S.P., Kemper, J.M. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2021): Chimaera compacta, a new species from southern Indian Ocean, and an estimate of phylogenetic relationships within the genus Chimaera (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeridae).
  • Iglésias, S.P., Vukic, J., Sellos, D.Y., Soukupová, T. & Šanda, R. (2021): Gobius xoriguer, a new offshore Mediterranean goby (Gobiidae), and phylogenetic relationships within the genus Gobius.

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  • Jiang, W.-S., Zhao, Y.-P., Du, L.-N. & Wang, M. (2021): Yunnanilus chuanheensis, a new loach species (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from the upper Lixianjiang River in Yunnan, China.

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  • Kai, Y., Endo, H., Tashiro, F. & Nakayama, N. (2021): Two new species of snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Cottoidei: Liparidae) from the western North Pacific Ocean with a range extension of Careproctus brevipectoralis.
  • Kaya, C., Yoğurtçuoğlu, B. & Freyhof, J. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus amanos, a new nemacheilid loach from the Orontes River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Keith, P., Delrieu-Trottin, E., Utama, I.V., Sauri, S., Busson, F., Nurjirana, Wowor, D., Dahruddin, H. & Hubert, N. (2021): A new species of Schismatogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Sulawesi (Indonesia).
  • Kottelat, M. (2021): ‘Nemacheilus’ argyrogaster, a new species of loach from southern Laos (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Kotlyar, A.N. (2021): Revision of the Genus Scopelogadus (Melamphaidae). 3. S. bispinosus and S. perplexus sp. n.

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  • Lanés, L.E.K., Volcan, M.V. & Maltchik, L. (2021): Two new annual fishes (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) unexpectedly discovered in the highlands of southern Brazil.
  • Lorenzoni, M., Carosi, A., Quadroni, S., De Santis, V., Vanetti, I., Delmastro, G.B. & Zaccara, S. (2021): Cryptic diversity within endemic Italian barbels: revalidation and description of new Barbus species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

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  • Mazungula, D.N. & Chakona, A. (in press): An integrative taxonomic review of the Natal mountain catfish, Amphilius natalensis Boulenger 1917 (Siluriformes, Amphiliidae), with description of four new species.
    • Amphilius engelbrechti Mazungula & Chakona, (in press)
    • Amphilius leopardus Mazungula & Chakona, (in press)
    • Amphilius marshalli Mazungula & Chakona, (in press)
    • Amphilius zuluorum Mazungula & Chakona, (in press)  Note: e-paper with no fixed content. Names not available from this publication.
  • Melo, M.R.S., Brito Ribeiro, M.C.L. & Lima, F.C.T. (in press): A new, narrowly distributed, and critically endangered species of Characidium (Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the Distrito Federal, Central Brazil.
  • Mincarone, M.M., Plachetzki, D., McCord, C.L., Winegard, T.M., Fernholm, B., Gonzalez, C.J. & Fudge, D.S. (2021): Review of the hagfishes (Myxinidae) from the Galapagos Islands, with descriptions of four new species and their phylogenetic relationships.
  • Mohapatra, A., Mohanty, S.R., Ray, D., Mishra, S.S. & Seth, J.K. (2021): A new species of the genus Cirrhimuraena (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Bay of Bengal, India.
  • Munroe, T.A. (2021): Systematic revision of the flatfish genus Peltorhamphus Günther, 1862 (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes: Rhombosoleidae), including description of a new species from Southeastern New Zealand, with biological and ecological summaries for the species.

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  • Nagy, B. (2021): Nothobranchius elucens, a new species of seasonal killifish from the upper Nile drainage in Uganda (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae).
  • Nagy, B., Watters, B.R. & Raspopova, A.A. (2021): Nothobranchius nikiforovi, a new species of seasonal killifish from the lower Matandu drainage in south-eastern coastal Tanzania (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae).
  • Nakamura, J. & Motomura, H. (2021): Epinephelus insularis, a new species of grouper from the western Pacific Ocean, and validity of E. japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel 1843), a senior synonym of Serranus reevesii Richardson 1846 and E. tankahkeei Wu et al. 2020 (Perciformes: Epinephelidae).
  • Nanda, P., Machahary, K.Q., Tamang, L. & Das, D.N. (2021): Aborichthys uniobarensis, a new species of river loach (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India.
  • Ng, H.H. & Kottelat, M. (2021): Description of Bagarius vegrandis, a new species of sisorid catfish from Indochina (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes), with notes on the identity of Bagarius bagarius.

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  • Okamoto, M., Randall, J.E. & Motomura, H. (2021): Acropoma musorstom, a new lanternbelly (Acropomatidae) from the South Pacific and the first record of Acropoma splendens from the Andaman Sea off southwestern Thailand.
  • Oliveira, R.R., Zuanon, J., Rapp Py-Daniel, L.H., Birindelli, J.L.O. & Sousa, L.M. (2021): Taxonomic revision of Hopliancistrus Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) with redescription of Hopliancistrus tricornis and description of four new species.
    • Hopliancistrus munduruku Oliveira et al., 2021
    • Hopliancistrus wolverine Oliveira et al., 2021
    • Hopliancistrus xavante Oliveira et al., 2021
    • Hopliancistrus xikrin Oliveira et al., 2021

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  • Penido, I.S., Pessali, T.C. & Zawadzki, C.H. (in press): When destruction comes first: two new species of Hypostomus Lacépède, 1803 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from a ripped river in the Rio São Francisco Basin in Brazil.

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  • Psomadakis, P.N., Gon, O. & Htut, T. (2021): Two new species of the genus Chelidoperca (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean.
  • Psomadakis, P.N., Yoshinaga, T., Wah, Z.Z. & Ida, H. (2021): Description of two new species of sandlances, genus Bleekeria (Perciformes, Ammodytidae) from the Andaman Sea (northeastern Indian Ocean).

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  • Saraiva, A.C.S., Abreu, J.M.S., Ottoni, F.P. & Piorski, N.M. (2021): A new species of Loricaria (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Turiaçu River basin, Eastern Amazon region, Brazil.
  • Stauffer, J.R. Jr, Bills, R. & Skelton, P.H. (2021): Four new species of Serranochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Cuanza and Okavango river systems in Angola, including a preliminary key for the genus.
    • Serranochromis alvum Stauffer et al., 2021
    • Serranochromis cacuchi Stauffer et al., 2021
    • Serranochromis cuanza Stauffer et al., 2021
    • Serranochromis swartzi Stauffer et al., 2021
  • Stauffer, J.R., Jr. & Konings, A.F. (2021): A new species of Diplotaxodon (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi.

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  • Tomiyama, S., Takami, M. & Fukui, A. (2021): Description of two new species of Bassozetus (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae) and a redescription of Bassozetus robustus Smith and Radcliffe 1913.

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  • Uiblein, F. (2021): Taxonomic review of the “posteli-species group” of goatfishes (genus Parupeneus, Mullidae), with description of a new species from the northern Red Sea.
  • Uiblein, F. & Motomura, H. (2021): Three new goatfishes of the genus Upeneus from the Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific, with an updated taxonomic account for U. itoui (Mullidae: japonicus-species group).
    • Upeneus dimipavlov Uiblein & Motomura, 2021
    • Upeneus elongatus Uiblein & Motomura, 2021
    • Upeneus willwhite Uiblein & Motomura, 2021
  • Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Ballen, G.A. (2021): A new species of Chaetostoma (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Orinoco basin with comments on Amazonian species of the genus in Colombia.

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  • Vieira, L.S. & Netto-Ferreira, A.L. (2021): A new species of Microcharacidium (Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the Central Amazon, Brazil.
  • Vo, V.Q. & Ho, H.-C. (2021): A new species of the snake eel genus Ophichthus from Vietnam, with a new record of Echelus polyspondylus McCosker & Ho, 2015.
  • Vo, V.Q., Ho, H.-C., Dao, H.V. & Tran, H.H.T. (2021): A new arrowtooth eel of genus Meadia (Synaphobranchidae: Ilyophinae) from Vietnam, South China Sea.

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  • Wada, H., Kai, Y. & Motomura, H. (2021): Revision of the resurrected deepwater scorpionfish genus Lythrichthys Jordan and Starks 1904 (Setarchidae), with descriptions of two new species.
  • Weigmann, S., Séret, B. & Stehmann, M.F.W. (2021): Notoraja hesperindica sp. nov., a new colorful deep-sea softnose skate (Elasmobranchii, Rajiformes, Arhynchobatidae) and first generic record from the western Indian Ocean.
  • Winterbottom, R. (2021): A new species of Trimma (Pisces: Gobiidae) from western Thailand, north-eastern Indian Ocean.

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  • Zawadzki, C.H., Nardi, G. & Tencatt, L.F.C. (2021): The crystalline waters of the Bodoquena Plateau revealed Hypostomus froehlichi (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), a new armored catfish from the rio Paraguay basin in Brazil.