Wednesday, November 16, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2016] Cobitis gracilis • A New Species of the Genus Cobitis (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from the Northeast China


Cobitis gracilis 
 Chen & Chen, 2016
 zootax.com.cn/EN/10.11865/zs.201643  
      
Abstract  

A new spined loachCobitis gracilis sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected from Jilin and Heilongjiang Provinces, China. Morphological and molecular data showed that C. gracilis sp. nov. is closely related to C. granoei Rendahl and C. melanoleuca Nichols. The new species differs from its sister species in lamina circularis, suborbital spine, and pigmentation at the base of caudal fin. In addition, both morphological and molecular analyses revealed that specimens of C. lutheri Rendahl from China differs from those from Korea. Korean specimens are appropriately placed in a separate species. Molecular analyses revealed that C. choii Kim & Son is a new record in China.





Yongxia Chen and Yifeng Chen. 2016.  A New Species of the Genus Cobitis (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from the Northeast China. Zoological Systematics. 41(4); 379-391.   http://www.zootax.com.cn/EN/10.11865/zs.201643    


      


  


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