Vol. 56, 2017
A New Species of Microphysogobio(Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Guangxi Province, Southern China
Shih-Pin Huang1, Yahui Zhao2, I-Shiung Chen3,4, and Kwang-Tsao Shao5,*
1Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Received 6 January 2017; Accepted 29 March 2017)
Shih-Pin Huang, Yahui Zhao, I-Shiung Chen, and Kwang-Tsao Shao (2017) Microphysogobio zhangi n. sp., a new cyprinid species is described from Guangxi Province, China. Morphological and molecular evidence based on mitochondrial DNA Cytochrome b (Cyt b) sequence were used for comparing this new species and other related species. The phylogenetic tree topology revealed that this new species is closely related to M. elongatus and M. fukiensis. We also observed the existence of a peculiar trans-river gene flow in the Pearl River and the Yangtze River populations, and speculated that it was caused by an ancient artificial canal, the Lingqu Canal, which forming a pathway directly connecting these two rivers.
*Correspondence: Shih-Pin Huang and Yahui Zhao contribute equally to this work. E-mail: email@example.com