Ichthyological Research

, Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 256–260 | Cite as

Re-examination of the syntypes of Candidia barbata (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

  • Taiki ItoEmail author
  • Kazumi Hosoya
Short Report


We re-describe and illustrate the syntypes of Candidia barbata. The syntypes differ from the original description of Candidia pingtungensis, their only congener, in several counts: lateral line scales, scales between the dorsal-fin origin and occipital, scales between the lateral line and dorsal-fin origin, scales between the lateral line and anal-fin origin, barbels, gill rakers, and pharyngeal teeth. On the basis of the original description of C. barbata, we also tentatively proposed a revision of the type locality of this species.


Opsariichthys barbatus Opsariichthine Syntype Taiwan 



We are grateful to Mr. J. Maclaine and Mr. D. Nicholson (The Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology) for the loan of type materials. We also thank Dr. S. Kawase for providing helpful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Program in Environmental Management, Graduate School of AgricultureKindai UniversityNaraJapan

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