Ituglanis boitata

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

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: Siluriformes

Familia: Trichomycteridae
Subfamilia: Trichomycterinae
Genus: Ituglanis
Species: Ituglanis boitata


Ituglanis boitata Ferrer et al., 2015

  • Holotype: UFRGS 18455.
  • Paratypes: numerous.

Type locality: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul State, Maquiné, rio Maquiné at road RS–484 between Maquiné and São Francisco de Paula, rio Tramandaí basin, 29°31’26”S 50°18’56”W.

Etymology: From the indigenous language Tupi-Guarani “boi” (snake) and “tata” (fire) in reference to the orangish coloration and to the species swimming behavior that resembles a snake. “Boitata” snake is part of several fictitious tales in the Brazilian culture popularized in the Rio Grande do Sul State by the writer Simões Lopes Neto.