LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Pygocentrus cariba (HUMBOLDT, 1821)

Black Spot Piranha

September 27th, 2015 — 1:23pm
Jeff Whitlock

Has been recorded from major river channels, smaller tributaries, and floodplain lakes, many of which comprise acidic, mineral-poor blackwater environments with brownish, tannin-stained water, although it has been observed to inhabit clear waters as well.

Many of its habitats lie within the Venezuelan and Colombian llanos, a vast, highly biodiverse system of tropical savannah grasslands, seasonally-flooded plains and forests covering an area measuring almost 600,000 square kilo…

Comment » | Category: ,

Carnegiella myersi FERNANDEZ-YEPES, 1950

Pygmy Hatchetfish

January 19th, 2015 — 1:38am
Robert Beke

The smallest and most delicate of the nominal hatchetfishes. The rounded keel is shallower than related species, giving this fish a distinctive elongate profile.

The family Gasteropelecidae is separated from other Characiformes by the following combination of characters: front…

Comment » | Category: ,

Hyphessobrycon compressus (MEEK, 1904)

Mayan Tetra

February 15th, 2014 — 1:46pm
Marco Endruweit

H. compressus is the type species of the genus Hyphessobrycon but is not well-known in the ornamental trade.

Hyphessobrycon was raised by Durbin in Eigenmann (1908) as a subgenus of Hemigrammus, differing from the latter by the absence of scales on the caudal-fin.

Comment » | Category: ,

Iguanodectes variatus GÉRY, 1993

January 2nd, 2014 — 6:47pm
Leandro Sousa

This species has been recorded from the Guaporé, Madeira, Branco, Trombetas, and Urubu river systems within the Amazon river basin, Brazil.

Type locality is ‘Igarapé Jatuarana, 5 kilometers above Samuel, Rio Guaporé, Rondonia, Brazil’.

Comment » | Category: ,

Iguanodectes spilurus (GÜNTHER, 1864)

Green Line Lizard Tetra

January 2nd, 2014 — 5:07pm
Neil Woodward

Widely-distributed throughout the Amazon, Orinoco, Essequibo, and Tocantins river systems in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guyana.

Type locality is ‘Rio Cupai [= Rio Cupari], Rio Tapajós basin, Amazon River drainage, Pará State, Brazil’.

Comment » | Category: ,

Iguanodectes adujai GÉRY, 1970

January 2nd, 2014 — 3:57pm
Neil Woodward

This species is known from the rio Negro within the Brazilan Amazon basin and upper Río Orinoco system in Venezuela.

Type locality is ‘Rio Adujá, Rio Itú, tributary of middle Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil’.

Comment » | Category: ,

Iguanodectes geisleri GÉRY, 1970

January 1st, 2014 — 9:43pm
Leandro Sousa

I. geisleri is typically exported for the aquarium trade alongside the similar-looking congener I. adujai (Géry, 1970) but can be identified by presence (vs. absence in I. adujai) of a black lateral stripe on the body beneath the red stripe, and possession of 20-25 (vs. 28-34) anal-fin rays.

Comment » | Category: ,

Acnodon normani GOSLINE, 1951

Sheep Pacu

December 10th, 2013 — 9:05am
Enrico Richter

Known only from the lower Amazon river basin, and possibly restricted to the Xingu and Tocantins watersheds.

Type locality is ‘ Rio Santa Teresa, a western tributary of upper Rio Tocantins, Goiaz State, Brazil’, referring to what is now known as Goiás state, central Brazil.

Comment » | Category: ,

Hyphessobrycon eschwartzae ROMÁN-VALENCIA & ORTEGA, 2013

September 11th, 2013 — 4:57pm
Nathan Luján

H. eschwartzae is told apart from other laterally-striped Hyphessobrycon species from the Madre de Dios watershed by the following characters: 4 simple anal-fin rays (vs. 3 in other species listed); 13-15 dentary teeth (vs. 5-11); 6 teeth in the internal premaxillary ro…

Comment » | Category: ,

Hyphessobrycon brumado ZANATA & CAMELIER, 2010

September 5th, 2013 — 4:29pm
Eduardo Baena and Rafael Burger

This species superficially resembles the popular silver-tipped tetra, Hasemania nana, but can easily be told apart by presence (vs. absence) of an adipose-fin.

It can be told apart from other Hyphessobrycon sp…

Comment » | Category: ,