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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Kottelat, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(4): 225–231
Author
M. Kottelat
Year
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
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22 January 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
156
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