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Cyanogaster noctivaga, a remarkable new genus and species of miniature fish from the Rio Negro, Amazon basin (Ostariophysi: Characidae)

Author(s):
Mattox, George M. T. [1] ; Britz, Ralf [2] ; Toledo-Piza, Monica [1] ; Marinho, Manoela M. F. [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Nat Hist Museum, Dept Zool, London SW7 5BD - England
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04218970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters; v. 23, n. 4, p. 297-318, MAR 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 12
Abstract

Cyanogaster noctivaga, new genus, new species, is described from the Rio Negro, Brazil. It is a miniature fish of the Characidae belonging to the Stevardiinae based on the presence of 8 dorsal-fin rays and four teeth in the inner premaxillary tooth series. The new taxon can be distinguished from all other members of the Stevardiinae by having the reduced number of i+5 pelvic-fin rays and the presence of a single conical tooth in the outer premaxillary tooth series. Other non-exclusive diagnostic features of Cyanogaster within the Stevardiinae are the lack of maxillary teeth, the incomplete lateral line, transparency of the body and conspicuous blue abdominal region. Mature males have hooks on the pelvic- and anal-fin rays. A detailed osteological description of the new genus and species is is presented with comments on its putative relationships. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/13735-3 - Collecting, maintaining and preserving specimens of miniature fishes and obtaining ontogenetic series of fishes: the importance of these steps for ensuring successful results in studies of the process of miniaturization
Grantee:Mônica de Toledo Piza Ragazzo
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 09/15075-0 - Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic revision of the species of Copella Myers, 1956 (Characiformes: Lebiasinidae)
Grantee:Manoela Maria Marinho Koh
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/00063-0 - Developmental osteology of Copella myers: comparisons to other Lebiasinidae
Grantee:Manoela Maria Marinho Koh
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/01075-1 - Proposal of research internship abroad associated with the pos-doc project Phylogenetic Study of Priocharax Weitzman & Vari (Teleostei, Characiformes, Characidae) in the Ontogenetic Context: an Approach of the Miniaturization Process
Grantee:George Mendes Taliaferro Mattox
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor