A new species of freshwater eel-tailed catfish of the genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from the Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia

Copeia
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Abstract

Tandanus tropicanus, new species, is described based on specimens from streams in the wet tropics region of northeast Queensland. Previously, two species were recognized in the genus TandanusT. tandanus of eastern Australia and T. bostocki of Western Australia. A combination of meristic and morphometric characters distinguishes the new species from all congeners. Further, taxonomic distinctness based on morphologic differences between the new species and all congeners is corroborated by genetic analyses.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A new species of freshwater eel-tailed catfish of the genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from the Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia
Series title Copeia
DOI 10.1643/CI-13-067
Volume 2014
Issue 1
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Leetown
Description 7 p.
First page 136
Last page 142
Country Australia
State Queensland
Other Geospatial Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia
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