Characidium helmeri

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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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: Characiformes

Familia: Crenuchidae
Subfamilia: Characidiinae
Genus: Characidium

Species: Characidium helmeri

Name[edit]

Characidium helmeri Zanata et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MNRJ 42610.
  • Paratypes: MNRJ 29038 (14); MBML 3834 (5), 7365 (1 C&S), 531 (18, 1 C&S), 7363 (1 C&S), 6633 (1), 6645 (2), 6652 (8), 6668 (4), 6673 (1), 6680 (10), 6688 (9), 6700 (10), 7368 (1 C&S), 6708 (5), 6710 (13), 6720 (6), 6725 (2), 6755 (2), 6757 (2), 3963 (4), 3969 (1); MZUSP 27003 (1), 74029 (4), 112666 (24), 112653 (21), 93899 (1), 112433 (1).

Type locality: Brazil, Bahia, Prado, rio Ribeirão, on road between Cumuruxatiba and Corumbau, tributary of rio Cahy, 17°00’45”S, 39°12’07”W, 17 m above sea level.

Etymology: The specific name helmeri is given in honor of Dr. José Luis Helmer, who collected part of the material of the species, and in recognition of his pioneer studies on the natural history of the freshwater fishes in Espírito Santo and Southern Bahia, since 1976.

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