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Hyphessobrycon Durbin (Characiformes: Characidae) in the upper rio Paraná basin: taxonomy and systematic

Grant number: 11/11422-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Francisco Langeani Neto
Grantee:Fernando Rogério de Carvalho
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):12/03404-2 - State of the art of Hyphessobrycon Durbin types (Characiformes, Characidae) of the European museums, BE.EP.PD


Brazil, besides being one of the megadiverse contries of the world, presents the most rich freshwater ichthyofauna. Hyphessobrycon Durbin, among brazilian fishes, is one of the most species-rich genus of the largest Characiformes family, the Characidae. The genus was recently restricted to a monophyletic group with 25 species of Characidae, which share the following non-ambiguous synapomorphies: paired projections on the paresphenpoid absent; conspicuous black spot present on the dorsal fin; ventral portion of the third infraorbital contacting preopercle laterosensorial canal; black or silver, longitudinal and medium lateral, stripe absent. So, based on the fact that knowing the diagnostic limits among species is very important, we herein propose the taxonomic analysis of the Hyphessobrycon species of the upper rio Paraná system ('H.' anisitsi, 'H.' balbus, 'H.' bifasciatus, 'H.' coelestinus, 'H.' duragenys, H. eques, 'H.' flammeus, 'H.' reticulatus), two among those threatened ('H.' duragenys and 'H.' flammeus), besides those still not recognized for the system (e.g. 'H.' moniliger), and other possibly new. Furthermore, a phylogenetic analysis including those taxe in a Characidae phylogenetic context will be also pursued.

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LIMA, F. C. T.; CAIRES, R. A.; CONDE-SALDANA, C. C.; MIRANDE, J. M.; CARVALHO, F. R. A new miniature Pristella (Actinopterygii: Characiformes: Characidae) with reversed sexual dimorphism from the rio Tocantins and rio Sao Francisco basins, Brazil. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, v. 99, n. 5, p. 339-348, MAY 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OTA, RENATA R.; CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; PAVANELLI, CARLA S. Taxonomic review of the Hyphessobrycon panamensis species-group (Characiformes: Characidae). Zootaxa, v. 4751, n. 3, p. 401-436, MAR 18 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CARVALHO, F. R.; CABECEIRA, F. G.; CARVALHO, L. N. New species of Hyphessobrycon from the Rio Teles Pires, Rio Tapajos basin, Brazil (Ostariophysi, Characiformes). Journal of Fish Biology, v. 91, n. 3, p. 750-763, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ANA CLÁUDIA SANTOS; CARLA CRISTINA GONÇALVES; FERNANDO ROGÉRIO CARVALHO. Ichthyofauna of the “Cachoeira de São Roberto” and fishes of lower Preto River, upper Paraná River basin, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 17, n. 1 2017.
SANTOS, ANA CLAUDIA; GONCALVES, CARLA CRISTINA; CARVALHO, FERNANDO ROGERIO. Ichthyofauna of the ``Cachoeira de Sao Roberto{''} and fishes of lower Preto River, upper Parana River basin, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 17, n. 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.
BERTACO, VINICIUS A.; FERRER, JULIANO; CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; MALABARBA, LUIZ R. Inventory of the freshwater fishes from a densely collected area in South America-a case study of the current knowledge of Neotropical fish diversity. Zootaxa, v. 4138, n. 3, p. 401-440, JUL 18 2016. Web of Science Citations: 20.
CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; MALABARBA, LUIZ R. Redescription and osteology of Hyphessobrycon compressus (Meek) (Teleostei: Characidae), type species of the genus. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 13, n. 3, p. 513-539, JUL-SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.
FERNANDO R. CARVALHO; LUISA M. SARMENTO-SOARES; RONALDO F. MARTINS-PINHEIRO. Redescription of Moenkhausia doceana(Steindachner, 1877) (Ostariophysi: Characiformes): a characid from the Northeastern Mata Atlântica ecoregion, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. -, Jun. 2014.
CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; SARMENTO-SOARES, LUISA M.; MARTINS-PINHEIRO, RONALDO F. Redescription of Moenkhausia doceana (Steindachner, 1877) (Ostariophysi: Characiformes): a characid from the Northeastern Mata Atlantica ecoregion, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. 377-388, APR-JUN 2014. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; LANGEANI, FRANCISCO. Hyphessobrycon uaiso: new characid fish from the rio Grande, upper rio Parana basin, Minas Gerais State (Ostariophysi: Characidae), with a brief comment about some types of Hyphessobrycon. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 11, n. 3, p. 525-536, Jun. 2013. Web of Science Citations: 17.

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