Hyphessobrycon psittacus

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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Subfamiliae: Pristellinae
Genus: Hyphessobrycon
Species: Hyphessobrycon psittacus


Hyphessobrycon psittacus Dagosta et al., 2016

  • Holotype: MZUSP 115550.
  • Paratypes: many.

Type locality: Brazil, Mato Grosso State, Sapezal, Rio Papagaio, a tributary of the Rio Juruena, upper Rio Tapajóos basin, 13°33'41.7"S, 58°24'26.9"W.

Etymology: The specific name psittacus comes from the Latin word for parrot, in allusion to the type locality, the Rio Papagaio, which means ‘‘Parrot River’’ in Portuguese.