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Published: 2023-08-14
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Description of a new species of Schizodon (Characiformes: Anostomidae) from the upper rio Tapajós basin, Brazil

Seção de Peixes; Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo; Caixa Postal 42494; Av. Nazaré; 481; Ipiranga; 04218-970 São Paulo; SP; Brazil
Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva; Universidade Federal de São Carlos; Rodovia Washington Luiz; km 235; Caixa Postal 676; 13565-905 São Carlos; SP; Brazil
Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Calle Germán Amézaga Nº 375; Ciudad Universitaria; Lima; Peru
Pisces Systematics Taxonomy Anostomoidea Schizodon fasciatus Schizodon trivittatus

Abstract

A new species of Schizodon with five dark transverse blotches on the body and a large black blotch at the end of the caudal peduncle is described from the rio Arinos, upper rio Tapajós basin, in the Brazilian Amazon. The new species shares a color pattern composed by transverse brown bars and a caudal fin blotch with Schizodon fasciatus and S. trivittatus but possess twelve rows of scales around the caudal peduncle, a unique character among the species of genus.

 

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