Australian Museum Journal Two species of cavefishes from northern Thailand in the genera Nemacheilus and Homaloptera (Osteichthyes: Homalopteridae)

Shortform:
Kottelat, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(4): 225–231
Author(s):
Kottelat, M.
Year published:
1988
Title:
Two species of cavefishes from northern Thailand in the genera Nemacheilus and Homaloptera (Osteichthyes: Homalopteridae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Start page:
225
End page:
231
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.156
Language:
English
Date published:
16 December 1988
Cover date:
16 December 1988
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
22 January 2009
Available online:
27 February 2009
Reference number:
156
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (125kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1584kb PDF)

Abstract

Two new species of cavefishes from Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand represent the first record of cavefishes from that country. Nemacheilus oedipus n.sp. from Tham Nam Lang has degenerate eyes and is the first member of the Nemacheilinae with vestigial eyes and the seventh cavernicole. Homaloptera thamicola n.sp. from Tham Susa completely lacks eyes and is tentatively referred to Homaloptera, although it differs in details of mouth structure. It is the first blind cavernicolous representative of the Homalopterinae.

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