Ageneiosus uranophthalmus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Auchenipteridae
Subfamilia: Auchenipterinae
Genus: Ageneiosus
Species: Ageneiosus uranophthalmus

Name[edit]

Ageneiosus uranophthalmus Ribeiro & Rapp Py-Daniel, 2010

Holotype: INPA 8945. [Paratypes: INPA 8257, (1), INPA 8287, (1), INPA 8482, (3), INPA 8508, (1), INPA 17966, (1), INPA 22723, (1), INPA 22796, (1), INPA 22805, (2), INPA 31252, (1), INPA 31253, (1), INPA 31254, (1), MZUSP 55634, (1), MZUSP 56894, (1), MZUSP 55504, (1), MZUSP 55511, (1), MZUSP 55513, (1), MZUSP 55514, (1), MZUSP 55639, (1), MZUSP 56082, (2), MZUSP 56083, (1), MZUSP 56237, (1), MZUSP 58019, (1), MZUSP 58021, (1), MZUSP 58133, (1), MZUSP 63574, (1)].

Type locality: Brazil, Amazonas State, Itacoatiara, rio Amazonas below Paraná da Eva, collected with 3 m bottom trawl in channel 20-30 m deep, approximately 03° 13’ S, 59° 01’ W.

Etymology: The species name uranophthalmus is derived from the Greek ouranos, meaning "sky" or "heaven", and ophthalmos, meaning "eye", in allusion to the dorsally oriented eyes.

References[edit]

  • Ribeiro, F. R. V. & Rapp Py-Daniel, L. H. (2010): Ageneiosus uranophthalmus, a new species of auchenipterid catfish (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) from river channels of the central Amazon basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 8 (1): 97–104.