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Taxonomic revision and morphological of Hyphessobrycon flammeus Myers, 1924 (Ostariophysi: Characidae)

Grant number: 12/06846-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Fernando Rogério de Carvalho
Grantee:Guilherme Capel de Jesus
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


Hyphessobrycon Durbin is a rich genera in species of Characidae, with several of them described nearly a century ago, with little taxonomic information available today. Hyphessobrycon flammeus Myers is a small Hyphessobrycon this situation. Moreover, it is a species of freshwater fish in Brazil's endangered, requiring therefore a more accurate knowledge of their taxonomic identity, and also a updated of the geographic distribution of populations. An analysis of the taxonomy of this species, by morphometry, meristic, and general morphology, seeking information about the distribution of their populations is of fundamental importance for the establishment of public policies aimed at conservation of this taxon, as recommended in guidelines for conservation and restoration biodiversity in the São Paulo State.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERNANDO R. CARVALHO; GUILHERME C. DE JESUS; FRANCISCO LANGEANI. Redescription of Hyphessobrycon flammeusMyers, 1924 (Ostariophysi: Characidae), a threatened species from Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. -, Jun. 2014.
CARVALHO, FERNANDO R.; DE JESUS, GUILHERME C.; LANGEANI, FRANCISCO. Redescription of Hyphessobrycon flammeus Myers, 1924 (Ostariophysi: Characidae), a threatened species from Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 12, n. 2, p. 247-256, Abr. 2014. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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