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2021 latest news (May)

  • White, W.T. & Fricke, R. (2021): Raja mauritaniensis: a replacement name for Raja africana Capapé, 1977 (Rajiformes: Rajidae), a junior homonym of Raja africana Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae).
  • Freyhof, J., Kaya, C., Abdullah, Y.A. & Geiger, M.F. (2021): The Glyptothorax catfishes of the Euphrates and Tigris with the description of a new species (Teleostei: Sisoridae).
  • Kambikambi, M.J., Kadye, W.T. & Chakona, A: (in press): Allopatric differentiation in the Enteromius anoplus complex in South Africa, with the revalidation of E. cernuus and E. oraniensis, and description of a new species, E. mandelai (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
  • Kodeeswaran, P., Jayakumar, T.K.T., Akash, S., Kumar, T.T.A. & Lal, K.K. (2021): A new species of Congrid eel, Ariosoma melanospilos sp. nov., from Indian waters with taxonomic description of A. dolichopterum (Congridae: Bathymyrinae).
  • Soares, Y.F.F., Aquino, P.P.U., Bagley, J.C., Langeani, F. & Colli, G.R. (in press): Two new species of Hypostomus suckermouth armored catfishes (Teleostei: Loricariidae) from Central Brazil.
  • [update]  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.
  • Tavera, J. (in press): A new species of pikeblenny (Blenniiformes: Chaenopsidae: Chaenopsis) from the Tropical Eastern Pacific, and a key to all species.
  • Lima, F.C.T., Caires, R.A., Conde-Saldaña, C.C., Mirande, J.M. & Carvalho, F.R. (2021): A new miniature Pristella (Actinopterygii: Characiformes: Characidae) with reversed sexual dimorphism from the rio Tocantins and rio São Francisco basins, Brazil.

2021 latest news (April)

  • Kukuev, E.I. (2021): Juvenile Individuals of Opahs (Lampridae) from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Notes on the Systematics and Distribution of Opahs, Including the Description of a New Subgenus, Paralampris subgen. nov.
  • Silva, G.S.C., Roxo, F.F., Melo, B.F., Ochoa, L.E., Bockmann, F.A., Sabaj, M.H., Jerep , F.C., Foresti, F., Benine, R.C. & Oliveira, C. (in press): Evolutionary history of Heptapteridae catfishes using ultraconserved elements (Teleostei, Siluriformes).
  • Tang, C.-N. & Ho, H.-C. (in press): Description of a new perchlet, Chelidoperca formosa, from southwestern Taiwan (Peciformes: Serranidae).
  • Espíndola, V.C., Caires, R.A., Tighe, K.A., De Pinna, M.C.C. & Melo, M.R.S. (2021): A new species of the rare genus Myroconger Günther, 1870 (Anguilliformes: Myrocongridae) from Brazilian waters, tropical western Atlantic.
  • Faustino-Fuster, D.R., Meza-Vargas, V., Lovejoy, N.R. & Lujan, N.K. (in press): Multi-locus phylogeny with dense Guiana Shield sampling supports new suprageneric classification of the Neotropical three-barbeled catfishes (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae).
  • Kovačić, M., Šanda, R., Cekovská, K., Soukupová, T. Vukić, J. 2021. Zebrus pallaoroi sp. nov.: a new species of goby (Actinopterygii: Gobiidae) from the Mediterranean Sea with a dna-based phylogenetic analysis of the Gobius-lineage.
  • Volcan, M.V., Barbosa, C., Robe, L,J. & Lanés, L.E.K. (2021): Molecular phylogeny of the Austrolebias adloffi group (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), with description of two new endangered and highly endemic species of annual killifishes from the Laguna dos Patos system, southern Brazil.
  • Sheraliev, B. & Peng, Z. (in press): Triplophysa ferganaensis, a new loach species from Fergana Valley in Central Asia (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Rossi, G., Plazzi, F., Zuffi, G., Marchi, A., De Bonis, S., Valli, M., Marinšek, P. & Falconi, R. (in press): Mitochondrial phylogeny and taxonomic revision of Italian and Slovenian fluvio-lacustrine barbels, Barbus sp. (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae).
    • Barbus oscensis Rossi & Plazzi, (in press) Note: e-paper with no ZooBank registration. Name not available from this publication.
  • Dagosta, F.C.P. & de Pinna, M. (2021): Two new catfish species of typically Amazonian lineages in the Upper Rio Paraguay (Aspredinidae: Hoplomyzontinae and Trichomycteridae: Vandelliinae), with a biogeographic discussion.
  • Shinohara, G. (2021): A new jawfish of the genus Opistognathus (Perciformes: Opistognathidae) from Japan.
  • Freyhof, J., Yogurtçuoglu, B. & Kaya, C. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus sarus, a new nemacheilid loach from the lower Ceyhan and Seyhan in southern Anatolia (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Nakayama, N., Ohashi, S. & Tanaka, F. (2021): A new species of Astronesthes (Actinopterygii, Stomiidae, Astronesthinae) snaggletooth from the tropical western Pacific, with comments on the occurrence of Astronesthes luetkeni Regan and Trewavas in Japanese waters.
  • Stein, D.L. & Mundy, B.C. (2021): Descriptions and records of liparid fishes (Scorpaeniformes, Liparidae) from the Mariana Islands.
  • Larson, H.K. & Hammer, M.P. (2021): A revision of the gobiid fish genus Pseudogobius (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Tridentigerinae), with description of seven new species from Australia and South-east Asia.
    • Pseudogobius aquilonius Larson & Hammer, 2021
    • Pseudogobius cinctus Larson & Hammer, 2021
    • Pseudogobius eos Larson & Hammer, 2021
    • Pseudogobius hoesei Larson & Hammer, 2021
    • Pseudogobius jeffi Larson & Hammer, 2021
    • Pseudogobius rhizophora Larson & Hammer, 2021
    • Pseudogobius verticalis Larson & Hammer, 2021
  • [update] Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2020): Redescription of Encrasicholina oligobranchus (Wongratana 1983) (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) and description of a new species of Encrasicholina from New Guinea.
  • [update] 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).
  • [update] Koeda, K., Itou, M., Yamada, M. & Motomura, H. (2020): Rhynchobatus mononoke, a new species of wedgefish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinidae) from Japan, with comments on Rhynchobatus laevis (Bloch and Schneider 1801).
  • Küçük, F., Çiftçi, Y., Güçlü, S.S. & Turan, D. (2021): Chondrostoma smyrnae, a new nase from the Tahtali reservoir drainage in the Aegean Sea basin (Teleostei, Leuciscidae).
  • Costa, W.J.E.M. & Katz, A.M. (2021): Integrative taxonomy supports high species diversity of south-eastern Brazilian mountain catfishes of the T. reinhardti group (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).
    • Trichomycterus anaisae Katz & Costa, 2021
    • Trichomycterus funebris Katz & Costa, 2021
    • Trichomycterus humboldti Katz & Costa, 2021
    • Trichomycterus ingaiensis Katz & Costa, 2021
    • Trichomycterus luetkeni Katz & Costa, 2021
    • Trichomycterus sainthilairei Katz & Costa, 2021
  • Roberts, T.R., Chakraborty, P., Yardi, K. & Mukherjee, P. (2021): Oryzias andrewi, new species of slender ricefish from Bengal, India, related to the highly specialized western indian coastal Horaichthys setnai Kulkarini 1940 (Cyprinodontiformes, Adrianichthyidae).
  • Nielsen, D.T.B. & Veiga, R.P. (2021): Anablepsoides origuelai, a new species of the Anablepsoides ornatus species group (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from Rio Tapajós drainage, Amazon basin, Brazil.
  • White, W.T., Arunrugstichai, S. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2021): Revision of the genus Mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) in the northern Indian Ocean, with description of a new species and a discussion on the validity of M. walkeri and M. ravidus.
  • Chen, Z., Wu, J. & Wen, A. (2021): Liobagrus huaiheensis, a new species of torrent catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Amblycipitidae) from the Huaihe River basin in Central China.
  • Schmidt, R.C., Knobloch, E.C. & Barrientos, C. (2021): Cast netting new species: Integrative taxonomy of Distichodus notospilus (Characiformes: Distichodontidae) discovers new species and overlooked areas of endemism in Central Africa.
  • Tencatt, L.F.C., Santos, S.A., Evers, H.-G. & Britto, M.R. (in press): Corydoras fulleri (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), a new catfish species from the rio Madeira basin, Peru.
  • Near, T.J., MacGuigan, D.J., Boring, E.L., Simmons, J.W., Albanese, B., Keck, B.P., Harrington2, R.C. & Dinkins, G.R. (2021): A New Species of Bridled Darter Endemic to the Etowah River System in Georgia (Percidae: Etheostomatinae: Percina).
  • 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.
  • Bayçelebi, E., Kaya, C., Turan, D. & Freyhof, J. (2021): Garra orontesi, a new species from the Orontes River drainage (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).
  • 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).
  • 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.

2021 latest news (March)

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2021): Two new species of Stolephorus (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) from the western Pacific.
  • 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.
  • [overlooked] Dolganov, V.N. (2020): Notoraja yurii sp. n. (Arhynchobatidae: Rajoidei), a New Skate Species from the Thalassobathyal Zone of the Indian Ocean.
    • Notoraja yurii Dolganov, 2020
      • Biologiya Morya (Vladivostok), 46 (1): 60-64.
  • Chen, S., Sheraliev, B., Shu, L. & Peng, Z. (2021): Triplophysa wulongensis, a new species of cave-dwelling loach (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae) from Chongqing, Southwest China. 
  • Lanés, L.E.K., Volcan, M.V. & Maltchik, L. (2021): Two new annual fishes (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) unexpectedly discovered in the highlands of southern Brazil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [update]  Bragança, P.H.N., Van der Zee, J.R., Sonnenberg, R. & Vreven, E.J.W.M.N. (2020): Description of two new miniature species of Hylopanchax Poll & Lambert, 1965 (Cyprinodontiformes: Procatopodidae) from northeastern Gabon, with an updated diagnosis of the genus based on morphology, colouration and osteology.
  • [update]  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.
  • 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.
  • Kotlyar, A.N. (2021): Revision of the Genus Scopelogadus (Melamphaidae). 3. S. bispinosus and S. perplexus sp. n.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Kaya, C., Yoğurtçuoğlu, B. & Freyhof, J. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus amanos, a new nemacheilid loach from the Orontes River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • 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

2021 latest news (February)

  • 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.
  • [overlooked] Alves, R.M., Oliveira, I.H.R., Pasa, R. & Kavalco, K.F. (2020): A new species of genus Psalidodon Eigenmann, 1911 related to the P. paranae complex (Characiformes Characidae) from Upper Paranaíba river basin, Brazil, supported by genetic and morphometric data.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Kottelat, M. (2021): ‘Nemacheilus’ argyrogaster, a new species of loach from southern Laos (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • [update]  Zanata, A.M., Ohara, W.M., Oyakawa, O.T. & Dagosta, F.C.P. (2020): A new rheophilic South American darter (Crenuchidae: Characidium) from the rio Juruena basin, Brazil, with comments on morphological adaptations to life in fast-flowing waters.
  • [update]  Wagner, M., Kovacic, M. & Koblmüller, S. (2020): Unravelling the taxonomy of an interstitial fish radiation: Three new species of Gouania (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from the Mediterranean Sea and redescriptions of G. willdenowi and G. pigra.
  • [update]  Vanegas‐Ríos, J.A., Faustino‐Fuster, D.R., Meza‐Vargas, V. & Ortega, H. (2020): Phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and species of stevardiine fish (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae) from the Río Amazonas basin, Peru.
  • [update]  Thimotheo, M.G.R., Benine, R.C., Oliveira, C. & Silva, G.S.C. (2020): New species of the Corumbataia cuestae group (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Tocantins basin, with comments on its phylogenetic relationships.
  • [update]  Terán, G.E., Benitez, M.F. & Mirande, J.M. (2020): Opening the Trojan horse: phylogeny of Astyanax, two new genera and resurrection of Psalidodon (Teleostei: Characidae).
  • [update]  Tencatt, L.F.C., Muriel-Cunha, J., Zuanon, J., Ferreira, M.F.C. & Britto, M.R. (2020): A journey through the Amazon Middle Earth reveals Aspidoras azaghal (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), a new species of armored catfish from the rio Xingu basin, Brazil.
  • [update]  Sudasinghe, H., Pethiyagoda, R., Hettiarachchige, R., Ranasinghe, T., Raghavan, R., Dahanukar, N. & Meegaskumbura, M. (2020): A molecular phylogeny of the freshwater-fish genus Rasbora (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Sri Lanka reveals a remarkable diversification – And a cryptic species.
  • [update]  Petean, F.F., Naylor, G.J.P. & Lima, S.M.Q. (2020): Integrative taxonomy identifies a new stingray species of the genus Hypanus Rafinesque, 1818 (Dasyatidae, Myliobatiformes) from the Tropical Southwestern Atlantic.
  • [update]  Hsu, H.-H., Lin, C.-Y. & Joung, S.-J. (2020): Somniosus (Rhinoscymnus) cheni sp. nov., A New Species of Sleeper Shark (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from Eastern Taiwan, with Aspects of Embryo Biology.
  • [update]  Huang, W.-C., Mohapatra, A., Thu, P.T., Chen, H.-M. & Liao, T.-Y. (2020): A review of the genus Strophidon (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae), with description of a new species.
  • [update]  Henschel, E., Lujan, N.K. & Baskin, J.N. (2020): Ammoglanis natgeorum, a new miniature pencil catfish (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the lower Atabapo River, Amazonas, Venezuela.
  • [update]  Feng, C.-G., Zhang, Y., Tong, C., Zhou, B.-Z., Li, X.-H., Tang, Y.-T., Song, W.-Z. & Zhao, L. (2020): A new species of Triplophysa (Cypriniformes, Nemacheilidae) from Weihe River in Gansu Province, China.
  • [update]  Costa, W.J.E.M., Mattos, J.L.O., Amorim, P.F., Vilardo, P.J. & Katz, A.M. (2020): Relationships of a new species support multiple origin of melanism in Trichomycterus from the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Psomadakis, P.N., Gon, O. & Htut, T. (2021): Two new species of the genus Chelidoperca (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean.
  • Ho, H.-C. & Last, P. (2021): Review of the batfish genus Malthopsis from Australia (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of five new species.
  • 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.
  • Hastings, P.A. (2021): The Pandemic Blenny, Coralliozetus clausus, a new species of tube blenny endemic to Isla del Coco, Costa Rica (Teleostei: Chaenopsidae).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

2021 latest news (January)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • [update]  Mohapatra, A., Mohanty, S.R., Ray, D., Mishra, S.S. & Seth, J.K. (in press): A new species of the genus Cirrhimuraena (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Bay of Bengal, India.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Winterbottom, R. (2021): A new species of Trimma (Pisces: Gobiidae) from western Thailand, north-eastern Indian Ocean.
  • 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
  • Nagy, B. (2021): Nothobranchius elucens, a new species of seasonal killifish from the upper Nile drainage in Uganda (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae).
  • Roberts, T.R. (2020): Nasutoryzias ataranensis new genus and species, a Slender Adrianichthyid Fish with specialized oral and pharyngeal teeth and pectoral fins covered with Melanophores from the lower Salween basin, Myanmar.
  • Roberts, T.R. (2020): Two new species of the spiny percheel genus Mastacembelus (Synbranchiformes, Mastacembelidae) with low numbers of dorsal fin spines from the Congo basin.
  • Xiao, J.-G., Yu, Z.-S., Song, N. & Gao, T.-X. (2021): Description of a new species, Sillago nigrofasciata sp. nov. (Perciformes, Sillaginidae) from the southern coast of China.
  • [update]  Kimura, S., Takeda, K., Gotoh, R.O. & Hanzawa, N. (2020): A new silverside, Doboatherina palauensis (Atheriniformes: Atherinidae) from the Palau Islands in the West Pacific.
  • [update]  Kai, Y., Matsuzaki, K., Orr, J.W., Mori, T. & Kamiunten, M. (2020): A new species of Elassodiscus (Cottoidei: Liparidae) from the North Pacific with an emended diagnosis of the genus.
  • [update]  Shibuya, S. & Motomura, H. (2020): Parupeneus williamsi, a new species of goatfish (Perciformes: Mullidae) endemic to the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.
  • Freyhof, J. & Geiger, M.F. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus shehabi, a new nemacheilid loach from the upper Orontes in southern Syria (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
  • Vieira, L.S. & Netto-Ferreira, A.L. (2021): A new species of Microcharacidium (Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the Central Amazon, Brazil.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fricke, R. (2021): Cynoglossus quadriocellatus, a new species of tonguesole from Western Australia (Teleostei: Cynoglossidae).
  • 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).
  • Stauffer, J.R., Jr. & Konings, A.F. (2021): A new species of Diplotaxodon (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi.
  • Voskoboinikova, O.S. & Orlov, A.M. (2020): Proeumicrotremus gen. nov. – a New Genus for Eumicrotremus soldatovi (Cyclopteridae).
  • Orlovskaya, M.V. & Balushkin, A.V. (2020): Melanostigma bellingshauseni sp. n. (Zoarcidae): a New Pelagic Eelpout from Large Depths in the Central Part of the Kerguelen Plateau (Southern Ocean).
  • Prokofiev, A.M. (2020): A New Species of Batfish of the Genus Halicmetus from Vietnam and New Morphological Data for H. ruber (Ogcocephalidae).