Reganella Eigenmann, 1905

Raphael Covain & Sonia Fisch-Muller, 2007, The genera of the Neotropical armored catfish subfamily Loricariinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): a practical key and synopsis., Zootaxa 1462, pp. 1-40: 35

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Reganella Eigenmann, 1905


Reganella Eigenmann, 1905  ZBK  .

Type species: Hemiodon depressus Kner, 1853  ZBK  .

Lectotype: NMW 9438, Brazil, Rio Negro, Marabitanas . 

Gender: feminine.

This monotypic genus is distributed in the middle Amazon River basin. Ecological and behavioral data are unavailable. The dorsoventrally flattened body suggests that Reganella  ZBK  inhabits flowing waters over sandy substrates. Reganella depressa  is a poorly known species and uncommon in collections. Its phylogenetic position remains uncertain and relationship to other representatives of the Pseudohemiodon  ZBK  group is unclear.