Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Soricetti, Mariano, Morawicki, Santiago, Guardiola Rivas, Fredy José, Guidi, Catalina, Quezada, Facundo, Almirón, Adriana Edith & Solimano, Patricio José, 2020, Ichthyofauna of the lower course of the Negro river drainage, Patagonia Argentina, Check List 16 (4), pp. 895-905 : 902

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Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842)


Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842)

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Material examined. ARGENTINA • 1 ♂, 57 mm; Site 2; 40°42ʹ48ʺS, 063°23ʹ08ʺW; 15 Jan. 2016; M. Soricetti leg.; MPCN-Ict 9 GoogleMaps . • 1 ♀, 51 mm; Site 2; 40°42ʹ48ʺS, 063° 23ʹ08ʺW; 24 Apr. 2017; P. Solimano leg.; MPCN-Ict 66 GoogleMaps .

Identification. Body elongated. Head short. Teeth almost equal in size, without differentiated canines. Max- illa reaches or slightly surpasses the anterior edge of the eye. The anal-fin origin is at the same level that the dor- sal-fin origin, and when reclined, it does not reach the caudal fin. The pelvic-fin origin is closer to the base of the caudal fin than to the anterior end of the snout. Ol- ive background, with irregular blackish spots, some of which are somewhat semilunar.