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Oreonectes guilinensis (Teleostei, Cypriniformes, Nemacheilidae), a new loach species from Guangxi, China.
This new species can be distinguished from other species within the genus Oreonectes by the combination of the following features: a round caudal fin, 13-14 branched rays, an incomplete lateral line with 4-6 pores, a scale-covered body, a stout build and a posterior chamber of well-developed airbladder.
Phylogenetic analysis and expression differences of eye-related genes in cavefish genus Sinocyclocheilus.
Examining gene expression and duplication in six eye-related genes revealed that these genes displayed considerable diversity in relative expression in Sinocyclocheilus fishes, which provides a valuable resource for elucidating molecular mechanisms associated with visual system evolution in cavefish.
Neotype designation and redescription of Sinocyclocheilus cyphotergous (Dai) 1988, a rare and bizarre cavefish species distributed in China (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae)
This species is the only member of the genus with a fleshy dorsal projection composed of adipose tissue and is likely critical due to its limited distribution, apparent rarity, and the potential for increased impacts to its habitat due to diminished quantity and quality of groundwater.
Triplophysa xuanweiensis sp. nov., a new blind loach species from a cave in China (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae)
After comparing the morphological characters to all known closely-related species, the specimens were determined to be a new species within the genus Triplophysa, and three specimens of the new species formed a monophyletic group, consistent with morphological comparisons.