Mystery Stiphodon gobies identified…almost!

October 4th, 2013 — 12:32pm

Freshwater gobies of the genus Stiphodon have become increasingly popular aquarium inhabitants in recent years, but considerable confusion has surrounded the identity of some commonly-traded species due to a number of factors.

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Melon barb renamed…again?

May 14th, 2013 — 4:24pm

Regular readers will remember that the species formerly known as Puntius fasciatus plus its closest relatives were placed into the new genus Dravidia a few months ago as part of

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Rasbora dusonensis and R. tornieri redescribed

March 27th, 2013 — 11:02am

The identities of both species have been unclear for a number of decades but are resolved in a new paper by ichthyologists Heok Hee Ng and Maurice Kottelat published in the journal ‘Zootaxa’ last week.

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W. L. Minckley’s library now available online

March 8th, 2013 — 9:14am

The late ichthyologist Dr. Wendell Lee Minckley (1935-2001), one of the founding members of the Desert Fishes Council and a lifetime supporter of its work, will be well-known to those familar with freshwater fishes of the southwestern United States and Mexico. He studied aquatic ecosystems and southwestern fishes, authoring a number of books, research articles and book […]

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Northern Glowlight Danio confirmed distinct

November 27th, 2012 — 10:36am

The Danio species referred to in the hobby as D. cf. choprae or ‘northern glowlight danio’ is officially described, and the original ‘glowlight danio’ D. choprae redescribed, in the latest volume of the journal ‘Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters’.

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Betta rubra redescribed!

October 24th, 2012 — 9:28am

Yes, we know this is our second Betta-related news item in succession but given this new study is co-authored by one of our contributors and concerns one of our favourite members of the genus we could hardly omit it…

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New Brazilian pleco described

October 3rd, 2012 — 9:33am

The genus Pareiorhaphis comprises around a dozen relatively small-growing suckermouth catfish species which are mostly restricted to coastal river drainages between the states of Bahia and  Rio Grande do Sul in eastern Brazil. A new member of the genus from the rios Piraquê-Açu and Reis Magos, two small coastal rivers in Espírito Santo state is described in the latest issue of the […]

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New balitorid loach species discovered in southern India

September 28th, 2012 — 9:21am

The Western Ghats mountain range in southern India is well-known as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, and in recent years a number of new freshwater fish species have been described from the region, most of which are endemic. The latest of these is a new hill stream loach of the genus Balitora which represents the […]

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Predatory cichlid from Lake Tanganyika described

September 21st, 2012 — 3:49pm

A new species of the piscivorous cichlid genus Lepidiolamprologus is described in the journal ‘Zootaxa’ this week.

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Aphanius sp. ‘Namak’ given official name

August 14th, 2012 — 12:13pm

The undescribed killifish commonly referred to as Aphanius sp. ‘Namak’ or ‘Namak River’ in the aquarium hobby has been formally named.

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