Tometes camunani

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

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
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Serrasalmidae
Genus: Tometes
Species: Tometes camunani

Name[edit]

Tometes camunani Andrade, Giarrizzo & Jégu, 2013

  • Holotype: MPEG 23447.
  • Paratypes: INPA 2310 (1), 2311 (1), 3639 (1), 5173 (1), 5176 (1); MCP 47376 (2); MNRJ 40204 (2); MPEG 23439-23446 (12); MZUSP 15893 (5); ZUEC 7066 (1), 7067 (1).

Type locality: Brazil, Pará, Trombetas basin, rio Erepecuru, upstream of the Cachoeira do Chuvisco, 00°59’59”S, 56°04’42”W.

Etymology: The specific epithet refers to camunani, the common name of the species in the Wai-Wai language. The Wai-Wai inhabit the upper rio Trombetas basin, and consider the species of great cultural importance. The common name is also employed by local quilombolas (i.e., inhabitants of settlements founded by escaped slaves of African origin), who capture the fish using as bait the fruit of the camu-camu tree (Myrciaria dubia, Myrtaceae).

Vernacular names[edit]

Local name: (Wai-Wai, and local quilombolas) = camunani

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Andrade, M. C., Giarrizzo, T. & Jégu, M.; 2013: Tometes camunani (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae), a new species of phytophagous fish from the Guiana Shield, rio Trombetas basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 11 (2): 297–306.