Hypostomus melanephelis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Hypostominae
Tribus: Hypostomini
Genus: Hypostomus
Species: Hypostomus melanephelis

Name[edit]

Hypostomus melanephelis Zawadzki et al., 2015

  • Holotype: INPA 7039.
  • Paratypes: INPA 37619 (13), 6967 (36), 43736 (2); LBP 12879 (2), MZUSP 24300 (1), 25314 (2), 92820 (1); NUP 14130 (2).

Type locality: Brazil: Pará State: Itaituba Municipality, Pimental village, rio Amazonas basin: rio Tapajós, just downstream of mouth of rio Jamanxim; 4°33'41" S 56°15'50" W.

Etymology: The specific epithet, melanephelis, from the greek melanos meaning dark or black, and ephelis, meaning freckle, in allusion to the color pattern formed by tiny dark dots along the head and body.

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References[edit]

  • Zawadzki, C. H., Oliveira, A. S., de Oliveira, R. R. & Rapp Py-Daniel, L. 2015: Hypostomus melanephelis, a new armored catfish species from the rio Tapajós basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Loricariidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 26 (1): 49-58. Abstract