Eigenmannia matintapereira

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Taxonavigation: Gymnotiformes 

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: Gymnotiformes

Familia: Sternopygidae
Genus: Eigenmannia
Species: Eigenmannia matintapereira

Name[edit]

Eigenmannia matintapereira Peixoto et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MZUSP 109618.
  • Paratypes: MZUSP 117004 (3 + 1C&S), 109695 (5 + 1C&S), 29973 (1), 29974 (1), 29975 (3), 29981 (1); MPEG 963 (1), 1314 (2).

Type locality: Brazil. Amazonas: Rio Uneiuxi, Rio Negro basin, Município de Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, 0°21′45.0″ S, 65°04′13.0″ W.

Etymology: The epithet matintapereira is a reference to Matinta Pereira, the mythical figure that haunts people in search of tobacco and coffee in northern Brazil. According to reports, its appearance is marked by a blackened aspect, an allusion to the colour pattern present in Eigenmannia matintapereira.

References[edit]

  • Peixoto, L. A. W., Dutra, G. M. & Wosiacki, W. B., 2015: The Electric Glass Knifefishes of the Eigenmannia trilineata species-group (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae): monophyly and description of seven new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 175, 384–414. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12274