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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4247.2.2

Cyphocharax boiadeiro, a new species from the upper rio Araguaia, Amazon basin, Brazil (Characiformes: Curimatidae)

BRUNO F. MELO

Abstract


Cyphocharax boiadeiro, new species, is described from the upper rio Araguaia, a tributary of the Amazon basin in central Brazil. The new species is readily distinguished from its congeners by the presence of a distinct longitudinal dark stripe from supracleithrum to the caudal peduncle and by a combination of morphometric, meristic, and pigmentation features. Morphological characters supporting putative subunits of Cyphocharax are also discussed.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Biodiversity, morphology, Neotropical fishes, South America, taxonomy

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