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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3949.2.9

Rivulus berovidesi, a new killifish species (Teleostei: Rivulidae) from western Cuba 

RODET RODRIGUEZ SILVA

Abstract


Rivulus berovidesi, a new killifish species, is described from a small stream in Sierra de Cajalbana, northwestern Cuba. It is readily distinguished from Rivulus cylindraceus Poey by the combination of an exclusive color pattern and meristic characters such as a d-type frontal scalation pattern (versus e-type pattern in Rivulus cylindraceus). The current diagnosis of Rivulus berovidesi based on chromatic, morphological and meristic characters is consistent with a recent molecular analysis of this genus in Cuba.

 


Keywords


Rivulus berovidesi, frontal scalation pattern, killifish, meristic characters

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