Species: Hyphessobrycon krenakore
Hyphessobrycon krenakore Teixeira et al., 2016
- Holotype: MZUSP 97605.
- Paratypes: ANSP 193944 (2); MZUSP 115067 (14, 2 c&s), 115992 (12), 115673 (10); INPA 42273 (2); MZUSP 97187 (1); MCNIP 1504 (3).
Type locality: Brazil, Pará, Altamira, pond below bridge at road BR163, near Castelo dos Sonhos, tributary of Rio Curuá, Rio Xingu basin; 08°15′17.0" S; 55°06′40.0" W.
Etymology: The specific epithet krenakore honours the Krenakore Indians, a Jê-speaking nation. The Krenakore suffered severe onslaughts by Brazilian society and was reduced to one-third of its original population after contact in 1973 when the Cuiabá-Santarém road began to be built crossing their territory. Recently, after much struggle, the Krenakore was the first native nation in Brazil to be given indemnity by the government and regain the right to live in part of their original territory.
- Teixeira, T. F., Netto-Ferreira, A. L., Birindelli, J. L. O. & Sousa, L. M. 2016. Two new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the headwaters of the Tapajós and Xingu River basins, Pará, Brazil. Journal of Fish Biology 88(2): 459–476. Article first published online in December 13, 2015, but without fullfilling requirements of ICZN for electronic publications. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12803 Reference page.