New Taxa -2024

Authors in alphabetical order


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  • Acero P. & Tavera, J. (2023): Morphology and a large Gap in the distribution of the Bronzestripe Grunt (Lutjaniformes: Haemulidae) hints at a new subspecies in the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Haemulon boschmae castroaguirre Acero P. & Tavera, 2023
      • Boletín del Instituto Oceanográphico de Venezuela, 62 (2): 2-10.


  • Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2024): Reef fishes of the East Indies. Second Edition. Volumes I-III.
    • Cirrhilabrus xanthozonus Allen et al., 2024
    • Cynoglossus papuensis Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Discordipinna vibrissa Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Drombus flavimentus Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Ecsenius similis Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Enneapterygius frickei Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Grallenia cinnamea Allen et al., 2024
    • Grallenia emarginata Allen et al., 2024
    • Grallenia nigrifasciata Allen et al., 2024
    • Grallenia nigrimarginata Allen et al., 2024
    • Grallenia ornata Allen et al., 2024
    • Grallenia sundaensis Allen et al., 2024
    • Grallenia wandammenensis Allen et al., 2024
    • Istigobius maleta Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Laiphognathus albifrons Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Meiacanthus fakfakensis Allen et al., 2024
    • Meiacanthus flavivittatus Allen et al., 2024
    • Neopomacentrus australicus Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Neopomacentrus simulatus Allen & Erdmann, 2024
    • Parapercis lembehensis Allen et al., 2024
    • Pomacentrus mandacani Allen et al., 2024
    • Pomacentrus variegatus Allen et al., 2024
    • Valenciennea papuensis Allen et al., 2024
    • Vanderhorstia pattiseery Allen et al., 2024
      • Reef fishes of the East Indies. Second Edition. Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research, Perth Australia.



  • Alonso, F.Terán, G.E.Calviño, P.Serra Alanís, W.S.Montes, M.M.García, I.D.Barneche, J.A.Ciotek, L.Giorgis, P. & Casciotta, J. (2024): Expect the unexpected: a new species of killifish from a highly stochastic temporary wetland near Iguazú Falls (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae).
  • Artaev, O.A.Turbanov, I.S.Bolotovskiy, A.A.Gandlin, A.A. & Levin, B.A. (2024): Taxonomic revision of Phoxinus minnows (Leuciscidae) from Caucasus, with description of a new narrow-ranged endemic species.

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  • Bañón, R.Barros-García, D.Baldó, F.Cojan, M. & Carlos, A. (2024): Unveiling taxonomic diversity in the deep-sea fish genus Notacanthus (Notacanthiformes: Notacanthidae) with description of Notacanthus arrontei n. sp.


  • Bayçelebi, E.Aksu, İ. & Turan, D. (2024): Description of a new species of Phoxinus from the Ergene River (Aegean Sea Basin) in Türkiye (Actinopterygii, Leuciscidae).


  • Britz, R.Tan, H.H. & Rüber, L. (2024): Four new species of Channa from Myanmar (Teleostei, Labyrinthici, Channidae).

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  • Carvalho, T.P.Thomaz, A.T.Urbano-Bonilla, A. & Prada-Pedreros, S. (2024): A new characid species with remarkable sexual dimorphism (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae) from the upper Guayabero River, Orinoco basin, Colombia.


  • Chen, Y.-x.Tan. H.-m.Lin, P.-c.Zhang, C.Wang, L. & He, D.-k. (2024): Taxonomic revision of the Sisoridae (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) fishes of the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River, with descriptions of three new species and one new record in China.
    • Glyptothorax medogensis Chen & He, (in press)
    • Glyptothorax rara Chen & He, (in press)
    • Parachiloglanis immaculata Chen & He, (in press) [Note: e-paper with no ZooBank Registration Number. Names are not available from this publication.]


  • Costa, W.J.E.M.Feltrin. C.R.M.Mattos, J.L.O. & Katz, A.M. (2024): Relationships and description of a new catfish species from Chapada Diamantina, the northernmost record of Trichomycterus s.s. (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae).

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  • Dewa, Y.Harazaki, S. & Motomura, H. (2024): Enneapterygius sericus, a new species of triplefin (Perciformes: Tripterygiidae) from the western Pacific Ocean.

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  • Ebert, D.A.Krajangdara, T.Fahmi & Kemper, J.M. (2024): Chimaera supapae (Holocephali: Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaera from the Andaman Sea of Thailand.

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  • Faustino-Fuster, D.R.López-Castaño, J.A.Quiñones, J.M. & Meza-Vargas, V. (2024): Increasing the species diversity of the monotypic genus Pariolius Cope 1872 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) after more than 150 years.


  • Ferreira, K.M.Ribeiro, A.C.Lima, F.C.T.Silva, H.P.Ferreira, D.C. & Mirande, J.M. (2024): A new species of Inpaichthys from the rio Canamã, rio Aripuanã basin, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, with a redefinition of the genus (Characidae: Stethaprioninae).


  • Freyhof, J. & Jouladeh-Roudbar, A. (2024): Turcinoemacheilus inexpectatus, a new nemacheilid loach from the Tigris drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).


  • Fujiwara, K.Motomura, H.Summers, A.P. & Conway, K.W. (2024): A new generic name for the “Lepadichthys” lineatus complex with a rediagnosis of Discotrema, a senior synonym of Unguitrema, and comments on their phylogenetic relationships (Gobiesocidae: Diademichthyinae).

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  • Gallo-Cardozo, F.Maldonado, M.Careaga, M. & Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M. (2024): A New Species of Piranha (Serrasalmus, Serrasalmidae) from the Upper Madeira River System, Amazon Basin, Bolivia.


  • Garcia-Ayala, J.R.Lima, F.C.T.Gama, C.S. & Benine, R.C. (2024): A new striped species of Brachychalcinus (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) from Amapá and Pará states, northern Brazil.
  • Girard, M.G.Santos, M.D. & Bemis, K.E. (2024): New species of redbait from the Philippines (Teleostei, Emmelichthyidae, Emmelichthys).


  • Gong, X. & Zhang, E (2024): Bashimyzon cheni, a new genus and species of sucker loach (Teleostei, Gastromyzontidae) from South China.

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  • Haefeli, A.Schedel, F.D.B.Ronco, F.Indermaur, A. & Salzburger, W. (2024): Revision of the cichlid fish genus Gnathochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika with the description of a new genus Jabarichromis gen. nov.


  • He, Y.-R.Li, X.-R.Che, X.-J.Yang, X.-J.Wang, J.-S. & Wang, M. (2024): A new species of Yunnanilus (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from upper Pearl River, Yunnan, China.


  • Hoese, D.F.Hay, A. & DiBattista, J.D. (2024): A review of the Heteroclinus heptaeolus complex (Pisces: Blennioidei: Clinidae), with three new species and discussion of use of proportions in taxonomic studies.
    • Heteroclinus colemani Hoese et al., 2024
    • Heteroclinus longicauda Hoese et al., 2024
    • Heteroclinus whitleyi Hoese et al., 2024


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  • Kai, Y.Morikawa, E. & Misawa, R. (2024): Careproctus io (Teleostei: Liparidae), a New Snailfish from the Western North Pacific, with Comments on Generic Limits.


  • Kodeeswaran, P.Kathirvelpandian, A.Ray, D.Mohapatra, A.Kumar, T.T.A.Raghunathan, C. & Sarkar, U.K. (2024): Two new species of the congrid eel genus Ariosoma (Anguilliformes, Congridae, Bathymyrinae) from Indian waters.


  • Konings, A.F.Miller, T.A.Stauffer, J.R., Jr. (2024): Description of a rock-dwelling cichlid that re-invaded the sand substrate in Lake Malaŵi, Africa.


  • Kottelat, M. & Tan, H.H. (2024): Kapuasia, a genus name for ‘Nemacheilus’ maculiceps (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Küçük, F.Kalaycı, G.Güçlü, S.S.Oral, M. & Turan, D. (2024): A new species of trout from the Köprüçay River, a drainage of Mediterranean Sea, Türkiye (Salmoniformes, Salmonidae).


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  • Luo, X.-M.Yang, R.-G.Du, L.-N., & Luo, F.-G. (2024): A new loach species of the genus Oreonectes (Teleostei, Cypriniformes, Nemacheilidae) from Guangxi, China. 

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  • Man, W.Chen, X. & Zhang, E (2024): Two new species of the gudgeon genus Gobiobotia (Teleostei: Gobionidae) from southern China.
    • Gobiobotia bouommatos Man et  al., 2024
    • Gobiobotia incarinatus Man et  al., 2024
      • Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters: 1-x. (in press)


  • Matsumoto, T. & Motomura, H. (2024): Neomerinthe ornithoptera, a new species of scorpionfish (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) from the southwestern Pacific Ocean, with a reassessment of the diagnosis for N. pallidimacula (Fowler 1938).
  • Matsunuma, M.Hoang, T.A.Tachihara, K.Hirasaka, H. & Motomura, H. (2024): Chelidoperca pulchella and C. pollux, two new perchlet species (Serranidae) from the northwestern Pacific Ocean.



  • Melo, B.F. & Faria, T.C. (2024): Description of a new species of Cyphocharax from the rio Juma, rio Aripuanã basin, southern Amazon basin.


  • Morais, A.Gamarra, S.P. & Reis, R.E. (2024): A New Species of Curculionichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Saramacca and Marowijne River Basins, Suriname and French Guiana.



  • Muller, T.A. & Simons, A.M. (2024): Taxonomic revision of the Pirate Perches, Aphredoderus, (Percopsiformes: Aphredoderidae) with descriptions of two new species.
    • Aphredoderus gibbosus Lesueur in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1833 (back to original species rank)
    • Aphredoderus ornatus Muller & Simons, 2024
    • Aphredoderus retrodorsalis Muller & Simons, 2024


  • Mutizwa, T.I.Kadye, W.T.Bragança, P.H.N.Bere, T.Chakona, A. (2024): Hidden in the riffles: A new suckermouth catfish (Mochokidae, Chiloglanis) from the middle Zambezi River system, Zimbabwe.


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  • Nebeshwar, K.Rameshori, Y. & Prabina, S. (2024): Garra hexagonarostris, a new labeonine fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Chindwin basin, Manipur, Northeast India, and a critical review on the taxonomic status of G. minimusG. alticaputusG. nigricaudaG. kimini, and G. tyao.


  • Netto-Ferreira, A.L.,Nogueira, A.F.Melo, B.F. & Dutra, G.M. (2024): A new species of Cyphocharax Fowler (Teleostei: Curimatidae) from the Rio Xingu, Brazil.


  • Ng, S.-L.Liu, K.-M. & Joung, S.-J. (2024): Description of a new lanternshark species from the South China Sea, with additional description of Etmopterus sheikoi from Taiwanese waters (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae).

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  • Okamoto, M.Baldwin, C.C. & Long, D.J. (2024): Two new species of the deepwater cardinalfish genus Epigonus (Epigonidae) from deep reefs off Curaçao, southern Caribbean.

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  • Pathak, S.Sarma, N.N. & Goswami, M.M. (2023): Channa assamensis, a new species of freshwater snakehead (Teleostei: Channidae) from the Indo-Bhutan drainage of lower Brahmaputra basin of Assam, Northeast India.
    • Channa assamensis Pathak et al., 2023 [Not published in an ICZN available article. In the synonymy of Channa quinquefasciata Praveenraj et al., 2018]
  • Pedroso, T.H.Deprá, G.C. & Pavanelli, C.S. (2024): A new species of Bryconamericus (Characidae: Stevardiinae) with breeding tubercles from the upper rio Paraná basin.
  • Pereira, E.H.L.Pessali, T.C. & Reis, R.E. (2024): A New Small-Sized Pareiorhaphis (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Manhuaçu River, Doce River Basin, Minas Gerais State, Eastern Brazil.


  • Pierre, V. & Slobodian, V. (2024): A new species of Pimelodella (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from the Paraguai basin, Brazil, with a discussion regarding its distribution.


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  • Reia, L.Silva, G.S.C.Oliveira, C. & Benine, R.C. (2024): New reddish species of Moenkhausia Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper rio Xingu basin, Brazil.



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  • Sarkar, U.K.Tenalia, D.R.Chandrana, R. & Singh, R.K. (2024): Discovery of a New Glyptosternine Catfish Creteuchiloglanis nuthemuensis (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) from the Duphlokho River, Arunachal Pradesh, India.


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  • Tencatt, L.F.C.Couto, O.L.P.Santos, S.A. & Sousa, L.M. (2024): A new long-snouted Corydoras (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) from the rio Xingu and rio Tapajós basins, Brazilian Amazon.


  • Turan, D.Bayçelebi, E.Aksu, S. & Oral, M. (2024): The trouts of the Marmara and Aegean Sea drainages in Türkiye, with the description of a new species (Teleostei, Salmonidae).

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  • Uiblein, F.Williams, J.T.Bailly, N.Hoang, T.A. & Rajan, P.T. (2024): Four new goatfishes (Upeneus, Mullidae, Mulliformes) from the Asian Indo-Pacific with a list of valid goatfish species and remarks on goatfish diversity.

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  • Victor, B.C.Frable, B.W. & Ludt, W.B. (2024). Halichoeres sanchezi n. sp., a new wrasse from the Revillagigedo Archipelago of Mexico, tropical eastern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Labridae).


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  • White, W.T.Stewart, A.L.O’Neill, H.L. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2024): Dichichthyidae, a New Family of Deepwater Sharks (Carcharhiniformes) from the Indo–West Pacific, with Description of a New Species.
    • Dichichthyidae fam. n. White et al., 2024
    • Type genus. Dichichthys Chan, 1966
    • Dichichthys satoi White et al., 2024


  • Widholzer, R.L.Borsoi, J.Reis, R.E. & Lehmann A., P. (2024): A new species of Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with a redescription of Ancistrus brevipinnis and further evidence of hidden diversity in the laguna dos Patos system, Brazil.

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  • Xiao, G.Lu, W.Liao, K.Mao, Q.Wang, L.Zhang, H.Zhou, L. & Bao, J. (2024): A New Species of Acrossocheilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): A. furongjiangensis sp. nov. from Wujiang River Basin in Northern Guizhou.


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  • Zawadzki, C.H.Penido, I.S.Pessali, T.C.Lucinda, P.H.F. (2024): A new blunt-headed species of Hypostomus (Teleostei: Loricariidae) from the Rio Tocantins basin.


  • Zhou, J.-J.Qin, Z.-X.Du, L.-N. & Wu, H.-Y. 2024. A New Species of the Blind Cave Loach Genus Protocobitis (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae), Protocobitis longicostatus sp. nov., from Guangxi, China.