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2021 latest news (March)

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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. (in press): 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).
  • [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.
  • Vieira, L.S. & Netto-Ferreira, A.L. (2021): A new species of Microcharacidium (Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the Central Amazon, Brazil.
  • 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).
  • 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).