Curculionichthys sagarana

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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: 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: Loricariidae
Subfamilia: Otothyrinae
Genus: Curculionichthys

Species: Curculionichthys sagarana

Name[edit]

Curculionichthys sagarana Roxo et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MZUSP 117381.
  • Paratypes: LBP 19983 (1); NUP 9714 (1, 1), 9715 (1, 2, 1c&s), 9716 (4 juv.), 12595 (1), 12596 (1), 12597 (1), 12614 (1).

Type locality: Minas Gerais State, municipality of Santo Hipólito, Rio Pardo Grande, Rio das Velhas drainage, Rio São Francisco basin, 18°13'43"S, 44°13'03"W.

Etymology: The specific name sagarana'' is a hybrid of two words, saga of Germanic origin that means heroic song and rana from Tupi-Guarani language that means “similarity”. The word sagarana is in reference to the book of a Brazilian author João Guimarães Rosa published in 1946 about the history of people from Minas Gerais State living in the region of Rio das Velhas.

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