Hoplias intermedius (Günther 1864)

Ota, Renata Rúbia, Deprá, Gabriel de Carvalho, Graça, Weferson Júnio da & Pavanelli, Carla Simone, 2018, Peixes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná e áreas adjacentes: revised, annotated and updated, Neotropical Ichthyology 16 (2), pp. 1-111: 46

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Hoplias intermedius (Günther 1864)


Hoplias intermedius (Günther 1864)  

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Body elongated; greatest depth contained 3.6 to 4.2, caudal peduncle depth 6.9 to 9.3 times in SL; head length 3.2 to 3.6, predorsal distance 1.8 to 2.0 and caudal peduncle length 7.8 to 10.8; snout length 3.6 to 4.3, horizontal orbital diameter 5.5 to 12.3 and least interorbital width 3.1 to 4.6 in HL. Mouth terminal; premaxilla with 10; dentary with 35-37 and maxilla with 30-34 teeth. Lateral line with 43-45 pored scales; transverse series above lateral line with 5 or 5½ scale rows and below with 4½ or 5 scale rows. Dorsal fin with 12-15, pectoral fin with 13 or 14 rays, pelvic fin with 8, anal fin with 10-12 rays and caudal fin with 19 rays. Ground color brown; dark-brown longitudinal band over lateral line, sometimes inconspicuous; four dark-brown transverse bars. Fins with scattered dark-brown spots, sometimes forming dark-brown irregular stripes ( Graça, Pavanelli, 2007).

Maximum standard length. 320.0 mm ( Graça, Pavanelli, 2007).

Distribution. Upper rio São Francisco, upper rio Doce and upper rio Paraná basin.

Remarks. Hoplias intermedius   was identified as Hoplias   sp. ( lacerdae   group) by Graça, Pavanelli (2007). Oyakawa, Mattox (2009), in a revisionary study of the Neotropical Hoplias lacerdae Miranda-Ribeiro, 1918   species-group, validated and designated a lectotype for H. intermedius   .