Parotocinclus variola

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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
Subfamilia: Otothyrinae
Genus: Parotocinclus
Species: Parotocinclus variola

Name[edit]

Parotocinclus variola Lehmann et al., 2015

  • Holotype: ICNMHN 18685.
  • Paratypes: MCP 48245 (4, 2 c&s), 48244 (5); ICNMHN 10114 (5), 10349 (10), 10326 (3).

Type locality: Colombia, Departamento Amazonas, Leticia, Quebrada Tacana, tributary to rio Amazonas at km 6.5 of road from Leticia to Tarapacá, 4°09’15”S 69°56’09”W.

Etymology: The specific name variola is from the Latin variola (= smallpox, spotted), in allusion to the dark dots that cover all dorsal and ventral body surfaces.

Vernacular names[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lehmann A., P., Schvambach, L. J. & Reis, R. E., 2015: A new species of the armored catfish Parotocinclus (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae), from the Amazon basin in Colombia. Neotropical Ichthyology 13 (1): 47–52. doi: 10.1590/1982-0224-20140113