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Phylogenetic relationships within the family Alestidae were investigated using parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian approaches based on a molecular dataset that included both nuclear and mitochondrial markers. Multiple representatives of all but two of the recognized alestid genera were included, which allowed for testing previous hypotheses of(More)
The distribution of astroblepids was examined using predictive niche modelling techniques to explore the physical and environmental factors responsible for determining the limits to their geographic distribution in the tropical Andes. Astroblepids occur in streams across a wide range of elevations (100-4600 m) and ecosystems from Panama to Bolivia, with(More)
Fishes of the order Characiformes are a diverse and economically important teleost clade whose extant members are found exclusively in African and Neotropical freshwaters. Although their transatlantic distribution has been primarily attributed to the Early Cretaceous fragmentation of western Gondwana, vicariance has not been tested with temporal information(More)
Ostariophysi is a superorder of bony fishes including more than 10,300 species in 1,100 genera and 70 families. This superorder is traditionally divided into five major groups (orders): Gonorynchiformes (milkfishes and sandfishes), Cypriniformes (carps and minnows), Characiformes (tetras and their allies), Siluriformes (catfishes), and Gymnotiformes(More)
This Editorial provides advice on how to upload information to ZooBank for manuscripts that include new taxonomic names. This is a requirement of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, to ensure that new taxonomic names are accepted as valid in electronic publication of manuscripts prior to print publication. Hence, the Journal of Fish Biology(More)
DNA barcoding was used to investigate dietary habits and prey selection in members of the African-endemic family Distichodontidae noteworthy for displaying highly specialized ectoparasitic fin-eating behaviors (pterygophagy). Fin fragments recovered from the stomachs of representatives of three putatively pterygophagous distichodontid genera (Phago,(More)
We describe a new species in the endemic Malagasy cichlid genus Ptychochromis. Ptychochromis mainty, new species, is known from four individuals, all collected in the Fort Dauphin region of southeastern Madagascar, and shares a palatine morphology (eastern-type palatine) with other eastern congeners. Ptychochromis mainty is distinguished from all congeners(More)
As currently recognized, Raiamas is the sole chedrin genus with a transoceanic distribution. While a previous morphological study suggested that Asian Raiamas are morphologically differentiated from their African congeners, a single transoceanic genus was retained. Among the characters previously proposed, only the plesiomorphic presence of maxillary(More)
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