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2019 latest news (April)

  • Marceniuk, A.P., Silva Ingenito, L.F., Lima, F.C.T., Gasparini, J.L.R. & Oliveira, C. (2019): Systematics, biogeography and conservation of Paragenidens grandoculis n. gen. and n. comb. (Siluriformes; Ariidae), a critically endangered species from southeastern Brazil.

  • Oliveira, J.C. & Oyakawa, O.T. (2019): New loricariid fishes from headwaters on Serra da Mantiqueira and Complexo do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Loricariidae).
    • Harttia intermontana Oliveira & Oyakawa, 2019
    • Neoplecostomus pirangaensis Oliveira & Oyakawa, 2019
    • Pareiorhaphis togoroi Oliveira & Oyakawa, 2019

  • Kullander, S., Nóren, M., Rahman, M.M. & Mollah, A.R. (2019): Chameleonfishes in Bangladesh: hipshot taxonomy, sibling species, elusive species, and limits of species delimitation (Teleostei: Badidae).

  • Tea, Y.-K., Gill, A.C. & Senou, H. (2019): Chromis tingting, a new species of damselfish from mesophotic coral ecosystems of southern Japan, with notes on C. mirationis Tanaka (Teleostei: Pomacentridae).

  • Koeda, K. & Ho, H.-C. (2019): Photonectes banshee, a new species of the subgenus Photonectes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae) from Taiwan.

  • Leão, M.D.V., Carvalho, T.P., Reis, R.E. & Wosiacki, W.B. (2019): A new species of Pseudobunocephalus Friel, 2008 (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the lower Tocantins and Mearim river drainages, North and Northeast of Brazil.

  • Darshan, A., Vishwanath, W., Abujam, S., Das, D.N. (2019): Exostoma kottelati, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India.

  • Ludt, W.B., Burridge, C.P. & Chakrabarty, P. (2019): A taxonomic revision of Cheilodactylidae and Latridae (Centrarchiformes: Cirrhitoidei) using morphological and genomic characters.

  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Liu, S.Y.V. (2019): Ecsenius springeri, a new microendemic species of blenny (Teleostei: Blennidae) from the Fakfak Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia.

  • Tencatt, L.F.C., Lima, F.C.T. & Britto, M.R. (2019): Deconstructing an octongeneric misconception reveals the true Corydoras arcuatus Elwin 1938 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) and a new Corydoras species from the Amazon basin.

  • Copus, J.M., Pyle, R.L., Greene, B.D. & Randall, J.E. (2019): Prognathodes geminus, a new species of butterflyfish (Teleostei, Chaetodontidae) from Palau.

  • Arango, B.G., Pinheiro, H.T., Rocha, C., Greene, B.D., Pyle, R.L., Copus, J.M., Shepherd, B. & Rocha, L.A. (2019): Three new species of Chromis (Teleostei, Pomacentridae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems of the Philippines.
    • Chromis bowesi Arango et al., 2019
    • Chromis gunting Arango et al., 2019
    • Chromis hangganan Arango et al., 2019

  • Winterbottom, R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2019): A new species of Trimma (Pisces; Gobiidae) from the Western Pacific Ocean.

  • Ota, R.P., Lima, F.C.T. & Hidalgo, M.H. (2019): Description of a new Hemigrammus Gill (Characiformes: Characidae) from the río Madeira basin in Peru and Bolivia.

  • Greenfield, D.W., Tornabene, L., Erdmann, M.V. & Pada, D.N. (2019): Eviota gunawanae, a new microendemic dwarfgoby from the Fakfak Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae).

  • Ohara, W.M., Jerep, F.C. & Cavallaro, M.R. (2019): A new species of Microschemobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from Rio Xingu basin, Brazil.

  • Last, P.R., Séret, BE. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2019): Description of Rhinobatos ranongensis sp. nov. (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal with a review of its northern Indian Ocean congeners.

2019 latest news (March)

  • Adamson, E.A.S., Britz, R. & Lieng, S. (2019): Channa auroflammea, a new species of snakehead fish of the Marulius group from the Mekong River in Laos and Cambodia (Teleostei: Channidae).

  • (overlooked) Kukuev, E.I. & Orlov, A.M. (2018): НОВЫЙ ПОДВИД ФИНТЫ – БАЛТИЙСКАЯ ФИНТА / New Subspecies of Twaite Shad Alosa fallax balticus (Clupeidae).
    • Alosa fallax balticus Kukuev & Orlov, 2018 [Note: Need to be mandatorily changed to Alosa fallax baltica, because the gender of Alosa is feminin]

  • [update] Roxo, F.F., Ochoa, L.E., Sabaj, M.H., Lujan, N.K., Covain, R., Silva, G.S.C., Melo, B.F., Albert, J.S., Chang, J., Foresti, F., Alfaro, M.E. & Oliveira, C. (2019): Phylogenomic reappraisal of the Neotropical catfish family Loricariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using ultraconserved elements.

  • Campos-da-Paz, R. & Santana, C.D. (2019): A New Species of the Electric Knifefish Gymnotus Linnaeus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from Northeastern Brazil.

  • [update] Turan, D., Kaya, C., Kalayci, G., Bayçelebi, E. & Aksu, İ. (2019): Oxynoemacheilus cemali, a new species of stone loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from the Çoruh River drainage, Turkey.

  • [update] Faustino‐Fuster, D.R., Bockmann, F.A. & Malabarba, L.R. (2019): Two new species of Heptapterus (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from the Uruguay River basin, Brazil.

  • Levin, B.A., Prokofiev, A.M. & Roubenyan, H.R. (2019): A New Species of Algae Eaters Capoeta kaput sp. nov. (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) from Transcaucasia.

  • Nogueira, A.F., Langeani, F. & Netto‐Ferreira, A.L. (in press): Hemiodus bimaculatus, a new species of Hemiodontidae from the Rio Tapajós drainage, Brazil (Ostariophysi: Characiformes).

  • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2019): A new species of sardine, Sardinella pacifica from the Philippines (Teleostei, Clupeiformes, Clupeidae).

  • Hata, H. & Motomura, H. (2019): A new species of sardine, Sardinella electra (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Clupeidae), from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

  • Kovačić, M., Bogorodsky, S.V., Troyer, E.M. & Tornabene, L. (2019): Cerogobius petrophilus (Perciformes: Gobiidae), a new gobiid genus and species from the Red Sea.

  • Chen, H., Zhang, H., Chen, Y. & Freyhof, J. (2019): A review of the Barbatula loaches (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from north-eastern China, with the description of four new species.
    • Barbatula emuensis Chen et al., 2019
    • Barbatula liaoyangensis Chen et al., 2019
    • Barbatula linjiangensis Chen et al., 2019
    • Barbatula zhangwuensis Chen et al., 2019

  • Nielsen, J.G., Pogonoski, J.J. & Appleyard, S.A. (2019): Aphyonid-clade species of Australia (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with four species new to Australian waters and a new species of Barathronus.

  • Balushkin, A.V. & Orlovskaya, M.V. (2019): Melanostigma meteori sp. n. (Zoarcidae) – НОВЫЙ ВИД ПЕЛАГИЧЕСКОЙ БЕЛЬДЮГИ С БАНКИ МЕТЕОР (ЮГО-ВОСТОЧНАЯ АТЛАНТИКА) С ЗАМЕЧАНИЯМИ О ПОЛИМЕРИЗАЦИИ БОКОВЫХ ЛИНИЙ ТЕЛА У БЕЛЬДЮГОВЫХ РЫБ.

  • Volcan, M.V. & Severo-Neto, F. (2019): Austrolebias ephemerus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae), a new annual fish from the upper Rio Paraguai basin, Brazilian Chaco.

2019 latest news (February)

  • Chen, S.-J. & Peng, Z.-G. (2019): Triplophysa sanduensis, a new loach species of nemacheilid (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from South China.

  • Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. (2019): Redescription of Dendrochirus zebra (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) with a new species of Dendrochirus from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan.

  • Freyhof, J. & Turan, D. (2019): Alburnus magnificus, a new species of bleak from the Orontes River drainage (Teleostei: Leuciscidae).

  • Alonso, F., Terán, G.E., Aguilera, G., Rican, O., Casciotta, J., Serra, W.S., Almirón, A., Benítez, M.F., García, I. & Mirande, J.M. (2019): Description of a new species of the Neotropical cichlid genus Gymnogeophagus Miranda Ribeiro, 1918 (Teleostei: Cichliformes) from the Middle Paraná basin, Misiones, Argentina.

  • Staeck, W. & Schindler, I. (2019): Apistogramma psammophila – a new geophagine dwarf cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Rio Atabapo drainage in Colombia and Venezuela.

  • Costa, W.J.E.M. (2019): Two new species of seasonal killifishes of the Nothobranchius melanospilus species complex from the East Africa biodiversity hotspot (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheilidae).

  • Reia, L. & Benine, R.C. (2019): A new species of Hemigrammus Gill 1858 (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper Rio Negro, Amazon basin, Brazil.

  • Fujiwara, K., Wada, H. & Motomura, H. (2019): A new species of the greeneye genus Chlorophthalmus (Teleostei: Chlorophthalmidae) from the central North Pacific.

  • Souza, L.S., Taphorn, D.C. & Armbruster, J.W. (2019): Review of Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the northwestern Guiana Shield, Orinoco Andes, and adjacent basins with description of six new species.
    • Ancistrus amaris Souza et al., 2019
    • Ancistrus kellerae Souza et al., 2019
    • Ancistrus leoni Souza et al., 2019
    • Ancistrus patronus Souza et al., 2019
    • Ancistrus saudades Souza et al., 2019
    • Ancistrus yutajae Souza et al., 2019

  • Nielsen, D.T.B. & Britzke, R. (2019): Melanorivulus aithogrammus, a new miniature species (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from lower Rio Tapajós basin, Brazil, with a key for the species of the Melanorivulus zygonectes species group.

  • Darshan, A., Abujam, S., Wangchu, L., Kumar, R., Das, D.N. & Imotomba, R.K. (2019): A new species of glyptosternine catfish (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) from the Tawangchu River of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.

  • Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2019): Hoplolatilus andamanensis, a new species of sand tilefish (Pisces: Malacanthidae) from the Andaman Islands and confirmation of H. luteus as a junior synonym of H. fourmanoiri.

  • Tamang, L., Sinha, B., Abujam, S. & Kumar, R. (2019): Garra ranganensis, a new cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.

  • Praveenraj, J., Uma, A., Moulitharan, N. & Singh, S.G. (2019): A New Species of Dwarf Channa (Teleostei: Channidae) from Meghalaya, Northeast India.

  • Marceniuk, A.P., Marchena, J., Oliveira, C. & Betancur-R., R. (2019): Chinchaysuyoa, a new genus of the fish family Ariidae (Siluriformes), with a redescription of Chinchaysuyoa labiata from Ecuador and a new species description from Peru.
    • Chinchaysuyoa gen. n. Marceniuk et al., 2019
    • Type species: Arius labiatus Boulenger, 1898
    • Chinchaysuyoa ortegai Marceniuk et al., 2019

2019 latest news (January)

  • Choudhury, H., Dey, A., Bharali, R.C., Sarma, D. & Vishwanath, W. (2019): A new species of stone loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae: Schistura) from Arunachal Pradesh, India.

  • [update] Özdemir, F. (2018): Cobitis fusunae, A New Spined Loach Species (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Sultan Marsh, (Kayseri, Turkey). / Sultan Sazlığından (Kayseri, Türkiye) Yeni Bir Balık Türü, Cobitis fusunae, (Teleostei: Cobitidae).
    • Cobitis fusunae Özdemir, (in press) [Note: Online publication was without ZooBank registration, therefore taxon was not available from that. Different versions of e-publications appeared with different authors. In the synonymy of the later (but with ZooBank registration) published Cobitis joergbohleni Freyhof et al., 2018.
      • Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry, 46 (4): 593–599.

  • [update] Silva, P.C., Malabarba, M.C. & Malabarba, L.R. (2019): Integrative taxonomy: Morphology and ancient DNA barcoding reveals the true identity of Astyanax taeniatus, a tetra collected by Charles Darwin during the Beagle’s Voyage.

  • Mousavi-Sabet, H., Vatandoust, S., Geiger, M.F. & Freyhof, J. (2019): Paracobitis abrishamchiani, a new crested loach from the southern Caspian Sea basin (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
    • Paracobitis abrishamchiani Mousavi-Sabet et al., 2019[Note: Need to be mandatorily changed to Paracobitis abrishamchianorum]

  • (overlooked) Fujiwara, K. & Motomura, H. (2018): A new species, Propherallodus longipterus, from the Philippines and redescription of P. briggsi Shiogaki and Dotsu 1983 (Gobiesocidae: Diplocrepinae).

  • Silva, G.S.C., Reia, L., Zawadzki, C.H. & Roxo, F.F. (2019): New species of Neoplecostomus (Neoplecostomini: Loricariidae) lacking adipose fin from upper Rio Paraná basin, central Brazil.

  • Baumsteiger, J. & Moyle, P.B. (2019): A reappraisal of the California Roach/Hitch (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae, Hesperoleucus/Lavinia) species complex.

  • Deef, L.E.M. (2018): A new species of mullet Chelon caeruleum (family: Mugilidae) with description of its genetic relationship to some mugilids.

  • White, W.T., Kyne, P.M. & Harris, M. (2019): Lost before found: A new species of whaler shark Carcharhinus obsolerus from the Western Central Pacific known only from historic records.

  • Hibino, Y., McCosker, J.E. & Tashiro, F. (2019): Four new deepwater Ophichthus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Japan with a redescription of Ophichthus pallens (Richardson 1848).

  • Praveenraj, J., Knight, J.D.M., Kiruba-Sankar, R., Halalludin, B., Raymond, J.J.A. & Thakur, V.R. (2018): Channa royi (Teleostei: Channidae): a new species of snakehead from Andaman Islands, India.

2018 latest news (December)

  • (overlooked) Nguyễn Văn Hảo & Vũ Thị Hồng Nguyên (2012): Description of one new species of genus Spinibarbus Oshima, family Cyprinidae found in Tuyen Quang Province.
    • Spinibarbus nigriventralis Nguyen & Vu, 2012
      • Vietnam Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2012 (3): 68-72.

  • (overlooked) Nguyễn Văn Hảo & Vũ Thị Hồng Nguyên (2011): Description of two new species of genus Glyptothorax (Sisoridae) found in the „cold temperature“ water of North Vietnam.
    • Glyptothorax macropterus Nguyen & Vu, 2011
    • Glyptothorax minutoides Nguyen & Vu, 2011
      • Vietnam Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2011 (8): 69-73.

  • Mamonekene, V., Ibala Zamba, A. & Stiassny, M.L.J. (2018): A New Small Barb (Cyprininae: Smiliogastrini) from the Louesse, Lekoumou (Upper Niari Basin), and Djoulou (Upper Ogowe Basin) Rivers in the Republic of Congo, West-Central Africa.

  • Gong, Z., Deng, S.-Q., Wang, J. & Liu, H.-Z. (2018): A New Species of Genus Garra (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Lower Yarlung Tsangpo River Drainage in Southeastern Tibet, China.
    • Garra tibetana Gong et al., 2018
      • Chinese Journal of Zoology, 53 (6): 857-867.

  • (overlooked) Das, U., Kosygin, L. & Panigrahi, A.K. (2016): Garra binduensis, a new species of cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from North Bengal, India.
    • Garra binduensis Das et al., 2016
      • Bioglobia, 3 (1): 52-58.

  • Freyhof, J., Bayçelebi, E. & Geiger, M. (2018): Review of the genus Cobitis in the Middle East, with the description of eight new species (Teleostei: Cobitidae).
    • Cobitis afifeae Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis aliyeae Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis anabelae Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis erkakanae Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis emrei Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis joergbohleni Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis pirii Freyhof et al., 2018
    • Cobitis troasensis Freyhof et al., 2018

  • Van der Zee, J.R. & Sonnenberg, R. (2018): A new Aphyosemion species from the Djoué River (Congo River Basin), Republic of the Congo (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), with remarks on the type locality of Aphyosemion congicum (Ahl, 1924).

  • Tornabene, L., Robertson, D.R. & Baldwin, C.C. (2018): A new species of Lipogramma from deep reefs of Roatan, Honduras (Teleostei, Grammatidae).

  • Gong, Z., Freyhof, J., Wang, J., Liu, M., Liu, F., Lin, P., Jiang, Y. & Liu, H. (2018): Two new species of Garra (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River drainage in southeastern Tibet, China.

  • [update] Liu, T., Deng, H.Q., Ma, L., Xiao, N. & Zhou, J. (2018): Sinocyclocheilus zhenfengensis, a new cyprinid species (Pisces: Teleostei) from Guizhou Province, Southwest China.

  • [update] Güçlü, S.S., Küçük, F., Turan, D., Çiftçi, Y. & Mutlu, A.G. (2018): A new Chondrostoma species from the Büyük Menderes River Basin, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

  • [update] Fricke, R., Golani, D., Appelbaum-Golani, B. & Zajonz, U. (2018): Dysomma alticorpus, a new species of cutthroat eel from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Teleostei: Synaphobranchidae) / Dysomma alticorpus, une nouvelle espèce d’anguille égorgée du golfe d’Aqaba, mer Rouge (Teleostei : Synaphobranchidae).

  • [update] Collins, R.A., Bifi, A.G., Oliveira, R.R., Ribeiro, E.D., Lujan, N.K., Rapp Py-Daniel, L.H. & Hrbek, T. (2018): Biogeography and species delimitation of the rheophilic suckermouth catfish genus Pseudolithoxus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with the description of a new species from the Brazilian Amazon.

  • Du, L.-N., Hou, M., Chen, X.-Y. & Yang, J.-X. (2018): A new species of Yunnanilus (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from Sichuan, southwest China.

  • Weigmann, S., Kaschner, C.J. & Thiel, R. (2018): A new microendemic species of the deep-water catshark genus Bythaelurus (Carcharhiniformes, Pentanchidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with investigations of its feeding ecology, generic review and identification key.

  • [update] Slobodian, V. & Pastana, M.N.L. (2018): Description of a new Pimelodella (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) species with a discussion on the upper pectoral girdle homology of Siluriformes.

  • [update] Vanegas‐Ríos, J.A., Azpelicueta, M.M. & Malabarba, L.R. (2018): A new species of Diapoma (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae) from the Rio Paraná basin, with an identification key to the species of the genus.

  • Ahnelt, H. & Sauberer, M. (2018): A new species of Schindler’s fish (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Schindleria) from the Malay Archipelago (Southeast Asia), with notes on the caudal fin complex of Schindleria.

  • Román-Valencia, C., Ruiz-C., R.I. & Taphorn B., D.C. (2018): Hemibrycon guejarensis, a new species from the Güejar River, Orinoco Basin, Colombia (Characiformes: Characidae) with a review the populations identified as Hemibrycon metae.
    • Hemibrycon guejarensis Román-Valencia et al., 2018
      • Revista de Investigaciones de la Universidad del Quindío, 29 (1)[2017]: 38-52.

  • [update] Lujan, N.K., Armbruster, J.W. & Lovejoy, N.R. (2018): Multilocus phylogeny, diagnosis and generic revision of the Guiana Shield endemic suckermouth armoured catfish tribe Lithoxini (Loricariidae: Hypostominae).

  • Turcati, A., Serra-Alanis, W.S. & Malabarba, L.R. (in press): A new mouth brooder species of Gymnogeophagus with hypertrophied lips (Cichliformes: Cichlidae).

  • de Pinna, M., Abrahão, V., Reis, V. & Zanata, A. (in press): A new species of Copionodon representing a relictual occurrence of the Copionodontinae (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with a CT-scan imaging survey of key subfamilial features.

  • Calegari, B.B., Gamarra, S.P. & Reis, R.E. (2018): A New Species of Curculionichthys (Siluriformes: Hypoptopomatinae) from the Western Border of the Brazilian Shield, Madeira River Basin, Brazil.

  • Gong, Z., Lin, P., Liu, F. & Liu, H. (2018): Exostoma tibetana, a new glyptosternine catfish from the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River drainage in southeastern Tibet, China (Siluriformes: Sisoridae).

  • Provenzano R., F. & Barriga-Salazar, R. (2018): Species of Ancistrus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from Ecuador, with the description of a new species from the Amazon River Basin.

  • Huang, S.-P., Chen, I-S., Zhao, Y. & Shao, K.-T. (2018): Description of A New Species of the Gudgeon Genus Microphysogobio Mori 1934 (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Guangdong Province, Southern China.

  • Hibino, Y. (2018): A New Species of Apterichtus (Actinopterygii: Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Tori-shima Island, Southern Japan with Notes on Characters of Supraorbital Canal.