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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||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|
|Abstract:||Nannoplecostomus eleonorae, a new genus and species of a miniature suckermouth armored catfish, is described based on specimens collected from the karst region of São Domingos, upper Rio Tocantins basin, Goiás State, central Brazil. The new genus and species can be diagnosed among loricariids by presenting a unique reductive pattern of lateral dermal plates, with most of the body covered by only three series of plates (viz., dorsal, mid-ventral, and ventral). Based on the available published phylogenetic studies for the family, we provisionally consider Nannoplecostomus eleonorae as being an incertae sedis taxon within Loricariidae. Achieving a maximum standard length of 22.2 mm SL, Nannoplecostomus eleonorae is the smallest known loricariid catfish, and a list of the remaining smallest loricariids is provided. © 2012 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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