Australian Museum Journal Phylogeny and biogeography of the eleotrid genus Hypseleotris (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Eleotridae), with redescription of H. cyprinoides

Shortform:
Thacker and Unmack, 2005, Rec. Aust. Mus. 57(1): 1–13
Author(s):
Thacker, Christine; Unmack, Peter J.
Year published:
2005
Title:
Phylogeny and biogeography of the eleotrid genus Hypseleotris (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Eleotridae), with redescription of H. cyprinoides
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
57
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
13
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.57.2005.1436
Language:
English
Date published:
27 April 2005
Cover date:
27 April 2005
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
27 April 2005
Available online:
27 April 2005
Reference number:
1436
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (35kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (250kb PDF)

Abstract

Hypseleotris includes eight described and four undescribed species of small, laterally compressed gobioid fishes, unusual among them in that they superficially resemble cyprinids. One species is widespread throughout the fresh and brackish waters of the old world southern hemisphere; the remaining eleven species form a radiation in Australia and southern New Guinea. In this study, morphological and molecular characters are combined in a total evidence phylogenetic analysis in order to investigate the patterns of diversification in Australian and other Hypseleotris, including a consideration of biogeography. The species H. dayi, H. tohizonae, H. leuciscus, and H. guentheri are synonymized with H. cyprinoides. Within Australian Hypseleotris, H. klunzingeri is the most basal taxon, and the remainder of the species fall into two groups: a radiation in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and a second radiation in the eastern, central, and southeastern river drainages.

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