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Kottelat M.,Route de la Baroche 12 | Tan H.H.,National University of Singapore
Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters | Year: 2012

Rasbora cryptica, new species, is described from Borneo in southern Sarawak (Malaysia). It is distinguished from all other species of the genus by a unique colour pattern consisting of a bold black longitudinally elongated blotch, made of a layer of deep pigment, appearing as a ventrad widening of the axial streak, on which the midlateral stripe is overimposed; the blotch extends from about midway between the pectoral- and pelvic-fin bases, until the middle of the dorsal-fin base. On the caudal peduncle, there is an elongate triangular blotch, with the apex pointed forwards, not extending onto the caudal fin. Rasbora cryptica was earlier misidentified as R. volzii fasciata, which is a synonym of R. volzii. A lectotype is designated for R. volzii. © 2012 by Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München, Germany.


Kottelat M.,Route de la Baroche 12 | Kottelat M.,Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research | Kottelat M.,National University of Singapore
Revue Suisse de Zoologie | Year: 2012

Draconectes narinosus, new genus and species, is described from a cave in Van Gio island in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Besides characters commonly observed in cave fishes such as absence of eyes and pigmentation, it is distinguished by having the pores of the lateral line system on body and head situated at the tip of small papillae, a row of papillae along each side of the base of the dorsal fin, 7+6 branched caudal-fin rays; and the nostrils adjacent, posterior one broader than anterior one, anterior one broad and situated at the tip of a short tube. The relations of this species are not known but it has some similarity with several species described from caves of Guangxi (China) that had been placed in the genus Oreonectes.


Kottelat M.,National University of Singapore | Hui T.H.,Route de la Baroche 12
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology | Year: 2011

Crossocheilus elegans, new species, is described from the Kinabatangan and Segama drainages in Sabah, northern Borneo. It is distinguished from all other species of the genus by its colour pattern consisting of a blackish midlateral stripe extending from the tip of the gill opening to the middle of the base of the caudal fin, separated from the dark brown dorsum by a pale yellowish-brown stripe. © National University of Singapore.


Hadiaty R.K.,Indonesian Institute of Sciences | Kottelat M.,Route de la Baroche 12 | Kottelat M.,National University of Singapore
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

Nemacheilus marang, new species, is described from Sungai Marang, Bengalon drainage, in the Sangkulirang peninsula karst formation, Borneo, Indonesia. It is distinguished from all other species of Nemacheilus of Borneo among others by its unique colour pattern made of 10-18 dark brown bars on the flank, extending from the dorsal midline to just below the lateral line, continuous across back, not or only slightly wider on back and where crossing the midlateral stripe; and having the bars usually regular, straight, and of width less than half that of the interspaces. Copyright © 2010.


Kottelat M.,Route de la Baroche 12 | Kottelat M.,National University of Singapore | Steiner H.,Landesverband fur Hohlen und Karstforschung Hessen e. V
Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters | Year: 2010

Bangana musaei, new species, is described from caves in the Xe Bangfai drainage (a tributary of the Mekong) in central Laos. It is distinguished from all other species of the genus Bangana by its whitish body and absence of eyes. Incisilabeo (type species Labeo behri) is revalidated. © 2010 by Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München, Germany.

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