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Neotropical Ichthyology

Print version ISSN 1679-6225On-line version ISSN 1982-0224

Abstract

SHIBATTA, Oscar Akio. A new species of Microglanis(Siluriformes: Pseudopimelodidae) from the upper rio Tocantins basin, Goiás State, Central Brazil. Neotrop. ichthyol. [online]. 2014, vol.12, n.1, pp.81-87. ISSN 1679-6225.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-62252014000100008.

A new species of Microglanis is described from the upper rio Tocantins basin, Barro Alto, Goiás State, Brazil. This species is distinguished from the others by presenting a unique color pattern, consisting of round spots in the flank between the larger dark brown blotches. Moreover, it can be distinguished by the combination of the following features: caudal fin emarginate, the upper lobe slightly larger than the lower, lateral line relatively long, reaching vertical through posterior margin of the pelvic fin, and light stripe on supra-occipital region absent or very narrow and with irregular shape.

Keywords : Bumble-bee catfish; Multivariate morphometrics; Neotropical; Systematics.

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