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Journal Of Fish Biology, 78 (1)

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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/doi/10.1111…2859.x/abstract

    #320725

    Stefan
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    I wonder about the etymology…

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    a.d.wood
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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??

    Andrew

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    Stefan
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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!

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    a.d.wood
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    QUOTE (Stefan @ Jan 15 2011, 06:44 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Cheers mate!
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    Stefan
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    Ah thanks; I’ve adjusted my quote as well – just to be sure.

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