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New species of Cyphocharax (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the upper rio Negro, Amazon basin

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Author(s):
Melo, Bruno F. [1] ; Vari, Richard P. [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Morfol, Lab Biol & Genet Peixes, BR-18618970 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Smithsonian Inst, Natl Museum Nat Hist, Dept Vertebrate Zool, Div Fisheries, Washington, DC 20013 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Neotropical Ichthyology; v. 12, n. 2, p. 327-332, APR-JUN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 8
Abstract

A new species of Cyphocharax, Curimatidae, apparently endemic to the blackwater upper rio Negro of the Amazon basin in northern Brazil, is described. The new species is readily distinguished from its congeners by the presence of a distinctly longitudinally elongate, posteriorly vertically expanding patch of dark pigmentation along the midlateral surface of the caudal peduncle, with the patch extending from the base of the middle caudal-fin rays anteriorly past the vertical through the posterior terminus of the adipose fin. The new species additionally differs from all congeners in details of body and fin pigmentation and meristic and morphometric ratios. Evidence for the assignment of the species to Cyphocharax and the occurrence of other species of the Curimatidae apparently endemic to the upper rio Negro catchment is discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08374-1 - Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes)
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/16436-2 - Phylogenetic relationships in the superfamily Anostomoidea (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) using multilocus and phylogenomic approaches
Grantee:Bruno Francelino de Melo
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate