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.

 
Download Complete Work

Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Thacker and Unmack, 2005, Rec. Aust. Mus. 57(1): 1–13
Author
Christine Thacker; Peter J. Unmack
Year
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
/Uploads/Journals/18010/1436.enw
Title Page
/Uploads/Journals/18010/1436.pdf
File size: 35kB
Complete Work
/Uploads/Journals/18010/1436_complete.pdf
File size: 250kB