Serrasalmus magallanesi

New Species: Serrasalmus magallanesi

Serrasalmus magallanesi, a new species of piranha from the upper Madeira River basin in Bolivia is described. The authors note this new species has often been confused with Serrasalmus hollandi in literature previously. A key to Serrasalmus spp. from Bolivia is provided.

Bashimyzon cheni

New Species: Bashimyzon cheni

Researchers present Bashimyzon cheni, a new genus and species of sucker loach (Gastromyzontidae) from the You-Jiang of the Pearl River basin in Guangxi Province, South China. πΈπ‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘šπ‘¦π‘§π‘œπ‘› π‘‘π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘›π‘’π‘›π‘ π‘–π‘  is established as the type species for the new genus – π΅π‘Žπ‘ β„Žπ‘–π‘šπ‘¦π‘§π‘œπ‘› π‘‘π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘›π‘’π‘›π‘ π‘–π‘ .

The diversity of freshwater fish species from Lago Cocibolca

Publication: The diversity of freshwater fish species from Lago Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua)

Researchers present a history of the diversity of freshwater fish species from Lago Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua), describing the history of biological explorations in the lake from the first record in 1519 to the 52 species recognised in the lake currently, from bull sharks, sawfish to the 18 species of cichlids that inhabit this amazing lake.

Garra hexagonarostris

New Species: Garra hexagonarostris

πΊπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘Ž β„Žπ‘’π‘₯π‘Žπ‘”π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ , a new species from Chindwin basin, Manipur, northeast India is described. Belonging to the ‘proboscis species group’ of πΊπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘Ž with a prominent hexagon-shaped unilobed proboscis and series of conical tubercles, this new species is very distinctive.

Pareiorhaphis torrenticola

New species: Pareiorhaphis torrenticola

π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘–π‘œπ‘Ÿβ„Žπ‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘Ž, a new species of rheophilic loricariid catfish is described from the ManhuaΓ§u River, Doce River Basin, Eastern Brazil. This new species compared to congeners from the Doce River basin has traits that represent important adaptations for living in torrential habitats.

π‘€π‘–π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘Ž

Research: Observations on the courtship behaviour of Deocata Pipefish Microphis deocata

In this study researchers present data on the courtship and spawning of π‘€π‘–π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘Ž, the rainbow belly pipefish or deocata pipefish. This species is highly sought after in the hobby due to its attractive colouration and uniqueness. However, it faces threats from habitat destruction and overfishing for the ornamental fish trade.

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