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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4603.1.10

Description of a new species of Leporinus (Characiformes: Anostomidae) from the Rio Tapajós basin, Brazil

HERALDO A. BRITSKI, JOSÉ L. BIRINDELLI

Abstract


A new species of Leporinus is described from the rio Teles Pires, rio Tapajós basin, Amazon basin, Brazil. The new species is diagnosed based on dental formula 3/4, a dark midlateral stripe on body and a series of transversal dark bars on the dorsum. The new species is similar to a handful of congeners based on the color pattern, including L. britski, L. microphysus, L. parvulus, and L. vanzoi, all of which also occur at the rio Tapajós basin. The new species is distinguished from the aforementioned congeners based on number of premaxillary teeth, number of scales in lateral line and/or around caudal peduncle. The new species is apparently endemic to the rio Teles Pires near the Sete Quedas rapids and upstream.


Keywords


Leporinus vanzoi, Taxonomy, Anostomoidea, Rio Teles Pires, Pisces

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