Nannoplecostomus

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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/Superclassis: 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
Genus: Nannoplecostomus
Species (1): N. eleonorae

Name[edit]

Nannoplecostomus Ribeiro, Lima & Pereira, 2012

Etymology: From the Greek nannos (= dwarf), and plecostomus, the former generic name of the species currently included in the well-known Hypostominae genus Hypostomus, in allusion to the small adult size of the type-species.

References[edit]

  • Ribeiro, A.C., Lima, F.C.T. & Pereira, E.H.L. 2012: A New Genus and Species of a Minute Suckermouth Armored Catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Tocantins Drainage, Central Brazil: The Smallest Known Loricariid Catfish. Copeia, 2012 (4): 637–647.