A small new species of Crenicichla Heckel, 1840 from middle rio Xingu, Brazil (Teleostei: Cichlidae)

Por Ito, Priscila Madoka M & L.H.R. Py-Daniel

Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 13(n. 3), pp. 471-47 (25-sept.-2015)


" A new species of Crenicichla is described from the middle rio Xingu and tributaries, upstream from Volta Grande do Xingu. The largest specimen measured 47.8 mm SL. The new species can be distinguished from all other Crenicichla species by the combination of the following character states: presence of serrae on supracleithrum (diagnostic of Crenicichla wallacii species group), large caudal blotch centrally located on caudal lateral line (shared with C. urosema and C. virgatula), vertical dark stripes on the caudal fin and up to three series of teeth on premaxilla and maxilla (vs. more than four series of teeth). The new species described herein is the eleventh species of Crenicichla listed from the rio Xingu basin. Similarities of color pattern among small species of Crenicichla is discussed "

Clasificación: Taxonomía y filogénia, Sudadmérica.

Idioma: English

Ito, Priscila Madoka M & L.H.R. Py-Daniel. 2015. "A small new species of Crenicichla Heckel, 1840 from middle rio Xingu, Brazil (Teleostei: Cichlidae)". Neotropical Ichthyology. v. 13(n. 3), pp. 471-47 (crc06899) (resumen)