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Microlepidogaster negomata, a new hypoptopomatine catfish (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae) from Rio Sao Francisco basin, southeastern Brazil

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Martins, Fernanda O. ; Cherobim, Arieli M. ; Andrade, Breno N. ; Langeani, Francisco
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4276, n. 2, p. 233-244, JUN 12 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The number of species of Microlepidogaster recently increased considerably, the genus presently comprises six species distributed in the Parana, Sao Francisco, and Jequitinhonha river basins. A new species of Microlepidogaster is herein described from the upper Rio Sao Francisco basin, which can be distinguished from all congeners by having two exclusive features within the genus: skin over swimbladder opening with two to five reduced unperforated platelets, and ventral laminar expansion of coracoid enclosing completely or almost completely the arrector fossa of the pectoral girdle. In addition, other features to recognize this species are: snout covered by many small plates bearing slender pointed odontodes; presence of iris operculum; exposure of pectoral girdle restricted to the lateral portion; presence of pectoral axillary slit only in juveniles; anterior portion of compound supraneural plus first dorsal-fin proximal radial contacting the neural spine of the eighth or ninth vertebra; first anal-fin pterygiophore covered only by skin; and uninterrupted, long median and middorsal series of lateral plates. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/24047-6 - Systematics of Neoplecostomus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae: Neoplecostominae)
Grantee:Breno Neves de Andrade
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/23224-9 - Loricariidae from the Crystalline Brazilian Shield, with emphasis in the Hypoptopomatinae and Neoplecostominae subfamilies
Grantee:Francisco Langeani Neto
Support type: Regular Research Grants