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Sinorhodeus microlepis, a new genus and species of bitterling from China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Acheilognathinae)

Institute of Biodiversity Science, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, P. R. China. Department of Oceanography, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan, R. O. China. Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 200090, P. R. China.
Department of Oceanography, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan, R. O. China.
Department of Zoology, University Museum, University of Tokyo, 7–3–1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. 113-0033, Japan.
Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 200090, P. R. China.
Pisces Cyprinidae Rhodeus Tanakia phylogeny Yangtze River China


A new genus and species, Sinorhodeus microlepis gen. et sp. nov., is described from a tributary of the Yangtze River, in Chongqing City, China. Sinorhodeus gen. nov. can be distinguished from four closely related genera, Paratanakia, Pseudorhodeus, Rhodeus, and Tanakia, by the following combination of characters: pharyngeal teeth 0,0,4–4,0,0, longitudinal scales 41–46, white spots on dorsal-fin rays absent, a black blotch on dorsal fin in juvenile absent, and less developed wing-like yolk sac projections in larvae. Phylogenetic analysis of one mitochondrial gene and six nuclear genes supports the establishment of the new genus.



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