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Neotropical Ichthyology

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Abstract

DUTRA, Guilherme M.; WOSIACKI, Wolmar B.  and  PINNA, Mario C. C. de. Trichomycterus anhanga, a new species of miniature catfish related to T. hasemani and T. johnsoni (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the Amazon basin, Brazil. Neotrop. ichthyol. [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.2, pp. 225-231. ISSN 1679-6225.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-62252012000200001.

Trichomycterus anhanga is described from the Amazon basin, northern Brazil. The species is diagnosed by the latero-sensory system which is restricted to LL1 and LL2, the pectoral fin with two branched rays, the absence of pelvic fins and girdle, the reduced jaws and pharyngeal dentition, the presence of six to seven interopercular odontodes, the absence of a lateral series of spots, the presence of a small dark spot on the ventral surface of the mandibular symphysis, the narrow comma-shaped palatine, the absence of procurrent rays anterior to the dorsal and anal fins, the position of insertion of the first dorsal-fin pterygiophore and the presence of a single pair of pleural ribs. Trichomycterus anhanga shares with T. hasemani and T. johnsoni a wide cranial fontanel which occupies most of the skull roof. Miniaturization as well as synapomorphies for the T. hasemani group are discussed.

Keywords : Taxonomy; Trichomycterinae; Trichomycterus hasemani group.

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