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Journal Of Fish Biology, 78 (1)
January 15, 2011
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Stefan
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A new species of Heptapterus Bleeker 1858 (Siluriformes, Heptapteridae) from the Río Salí basin, north-western Argentina.

Heptapterus qenqo Aguilera, Mirande & Azpelicueta, 2011

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.....oi/10.1111...2859.x/abstract

January 15, 2011
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I wonder about the etymology...

January 15, 2011
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QUOTE (Stefan @ Jan 15 2011, 09:14 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder about the etymology...

Hepta = 7
pterus = wing, wing like structure (so for fish they are refering to the fins)

So Heptapterus = 7 fins (as the dorsal and caudal fin edges appear fused, then 7 separate fins rather than 8)

qenqo = appears to be an Inca site, maybe close to where this species was found??

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January 15, 2011
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QUOTE (a.d.wood @ Jan 15 2011, 01:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hepta = 7
pterus = wing, wing like structure (so for fish they are refering to the fins)

So Heptapterus = 7 fins (as the dorsal and caudal fin edges appear fused, then 7 separate fins rather than 8)

qenqo = appears to be an Inca site, maybe close to where this species was found??

Andrew

Cheers mate! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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QUOTE (Stefan @ Jan 15 2011, 06:44 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers mate! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

Apologies Stefan, just read my original post and noticed an error. The fused fins in Heptapterus spp. are dorsal and caudal (not anal as I listed...).

Andrew

ps I've corrected my original post

January 15, 2011
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Ah thanks; I've adjusted my quote as well - just to be sure.

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