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1 March 2014 A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish of the Genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from the Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia
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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 Tandanus: T. 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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Stuart A. Welsh, Dean R. Jerry, and Damien W. Burrows "A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish of the Genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from the Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia," Copeia 2014(1), 136-142, (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-13-067
Received: 11 June 2013; Accepted: 1 October 2013; Published: 1 March 2014
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