Bunocephalus minerim

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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: Aspredinidae
Genus: Bunocephalus
Species: Bunocephalus minerim


Bunocephalus minerim Carvalho et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MCP 47087.
  • Paratypes: numerous.

Type locality: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Guarda-Mor municipality, córrego Guarda-Mor, near the town of Guarda-Mor on highway BR-364, 17°44’52”S 47°05’40”W.

Etymology: The specific epithet minerim refers to the typically regional manner of pronouncing the Portuguese word “mineirinho”, diminutive of “mineiro”, which refers to a person that comes from the State of Minas Gerais. The name is an allusion to the region where it is found and also to its relative small size in comparison with other species of Bunocephalus.

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  • Carvalho, T. P., Cardoso, A. R., Friel, J. P. & Reis, R. E., 2015: Two new species of the banjo catfish Bunocephalus Kner (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the upper and middle rio São Francisco basins, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 13 (3): 499–512. doi: 10.1590/1982-0224-20140152