Category Archives: Species

Psammochromis riponianus

Maintaining Psammochromis riponianus

by Brian Harrison Original Description Psammochromis riponianus was originally described as Pelmatochromis riponianus by Boulenger in 1911. The species was then listed as a junior synonym of Haplochromis cinereus by Regan (1922) but, on the basis of specimens in Vienna museum, Lohberger, 1929 decided that Regan’s views on the conspecificity of Pelmatochromis riponianus and Haplochromis […]

Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae

Schistura callichromus (Zhu & Wang, 1985) Synonyms: Nemacheilus callichromus Zhu & Wang, 1985 original description; misspelled as Noemacheilus Schistura callichroma (Zhu & Wang, 1985)

Cyprinodontiformes: Profundulidae

Profundulus labialis (Gϋnther, 1866) Genus Profundulus Hubbs, 1924 Tlaloc mexicanus Alvarez & Carranza, 1951

First record of Homatula in Red River drainage

A new species of Homatula has been observed and caught in the Chinese part of the Red River basin. This is the first record of a Homatula species in this basin. Read the discovery story.

Beaufortia kweichowensis

Butterfly Loach Gastromyzon leveretti kweichowensis Fang, 1931b; Beaufortia kweichowensis gracilicauda Chen & Zheng, 1980 Etymology Beaufortia: named for Dr. Lieven F. de Beaufort. kweichowensis: named for Kweichow, China, type locality of this species. Kweichow is perhaps better known as Guizhou province.

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Erethistidae, Bleeker 1862. Was resurrected by de-Pinna (1996) and consists primarily of six genera, Ayarnangra, Conta, Erethistes*, Erethstoides, Caelatoglanis and Pseudolaguvia, which had been regarded as Sisorids up till the revival of Erethistidae in 1996, due to the fact that these six Erethistids differed to all other Sisorids in having a prominent pectoral girdle with […]

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Bagridae catfish are found in both Asia and Africa; containing over 200 species ranging is size from 30mm SL to over 600mm SL and can be found in many diverse habitats, from alkaline lakes to small acidic ditches and from flowing hill streams to some of the largest river systems in the world.

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Akysidae a group of Asian catfish that Contains five genera; these are: – Acrochordonichthys, Akysis, Breitensteinia, Parakysis and Pseudobagarius.

Perciformes: Channidae

Channa hoaluensis Nguyen, 2011 Synonyms: Channa hoaluensis Nguyen, 2011 original description Vernacular names: Cá Trối Tien Vua Hoa Vietnamese

Cypriniformes: Cobitidae

Synonyms: yet undescribed species Vernacular names: — Etymology: Generic name originates from the Greek ‘kobitis, idos’ and means ‘a kind of sardine, a small fish’. Size / Weight: max SL known to date: 74.4 mm (KIZ 2012000175) Diagnosis: — Sex differentiation: — Distribution: Streams associated to the Nui Coc reservoir, Cau River subbasin, Red River […]