Wednesday, March 20, 2013

[Ichthyology • 2011] Aphyocypris amnisSynonymization of Pararasbora, Yaoshanicus, and Nicholsicypris with Aphyocypris, and description of a new species of Aphyocypris (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Taiwan


Aphyocypris amnis Liao, Kullander & Lin 2011

The genus Aphyocypris is a group of small fish distributed in East Asia. Aphyocypris amnis sp. nov. is characterized by the lateral line turning upward at a vertical from the posterior end of the anal-fin base, 3 scales between the lateral line and posterior end of the anal-fin base, and the last 5-7 scales of the lateral line running along the midline of the caudal peduncle. A ventral keel is present between the pelvic-fin base and anus. Aphyocypris amnis sp. nov. is found only in the Shuili River, a tributary of the Choshui River in central Taiwan. Pararasbora Regan, 1908, Yaoshanicus Lin, 1931, and Nicholsicypris Chu, 1935 are synonyms of Aphyocypris Günther, 1868. 

Key words: Sun-Moon Lake, Lake Candidius, New species, Synonymization, Taiwan.


Te-Yu Liao, Sven O. Kullander, and Hung-Du Li. 2011. Synonymization of Pararasbora, Yaoshanicus, and Nicholsicypris with Aphyocypris, and description of a new species of Aphyocypris from Taiwan (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoological Studies 50(5): 657-664.

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