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Three new species of catfishes of the genus Microglanis from Brazil (Teleostei: Pseudopimelodidae), with comments on the characters used within the genus

Author(s):
Gotto Ruiz, William Benedito
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters; v. 27, n. 3, p. 211-232, NOV 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Three new species of Microglanis are described from Central Brazil: M. sparsus from the upper rio Xingu basin, Mato Grosso state; M. xerente from the middle rio Tocantins basin, Tocantins state; and M. reikoae from the middle rio Sao Francisco basin, Bahia state. Microglanis sparsus is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of: mottled coloration, pectoral-fin spine mostly with only retrorse serrae, axis of gill filaments with a dark stripe, short lateral line with only 5-7 pores, and anal fin with 9-11 rays. Microglanis xerente belongs to a species-group characterized mainly by having black dots aligned in rows on the head, nape and side of the trunk, but it is distinguished by the presence of a wide brown stripe on the dorsal and caudal fins (inconspicuous in juvenile specimens). Microglanis reikoae is identified by the presence of large nostrils (with the posterior nostril almost eye sized), three dark brown saddles diffuse on the trunk, and a narrow interorbital width (38-40 % of head length). In addition, the occurrence of M. poecilus in the rio Tocantins basin is recorded for the first time. Discussions about the intrageneric features of Microglanis are provided. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/11973-7 - TAXONOMY, PHYLOGENY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE PUFFERFISHES OF THE GENUS COLOMESUS GILL, 1885 (TETRAODONTIFORMES: TETRAODONTIDAE)
Grantee:William Benedito Gotto Ruiz
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate