Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Collins, Rupert A., Duarte Ribeiro, Emanuell, Nogueira Machado, Valeria, Hrbek, Tomas & Farias, Izeni Pires, 2015, A preliminary inventory of the catfishes of the lower Rio Nhamunda, Brazil (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes), Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 4162-4162 : 4162

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Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889


Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 14451; 14452; 14453; 14454 ; recordedBy: Valéria Nogueira Machado; Emanuell Duarte Ribeiro; Rupert A. Collins; individualCount: 4; associatedSequences: KP772588; Taxon: scientificName: Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Chordata; class: Actinopterygii; order: Siluriformes; family: Pimelodidae; genus: Pseudoplatystoma; specificEpithet: reticulatum; scientificNameAuthorship: Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889; Location: country: Brazil; stateProvince: Pará; locality: Lower Nhamunda River ; decimalLatitude: -1.67511; decimalLongitude: -57.47678; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Rupert A. Collins; Event: eventDate: 2013-11; Record Level: institutionCode: UFAM; collectionCode: CTGA; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps


Identification to species level follows Buitrago-Suárez and Burr (2007) based on the following characters: head strongly depressed with extended cranial fontanelle; loop-like dark bars forming reticulated pattern which extends far below lateral line and connects dorsally; no clear demarcation between dark dorsal and pale ventral regions; and caudal fin with fewer than 45 spots.

While we follow the taxonomy of Buitrago-Suárez and Burr (2007), we also consider the possibility that P. reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889 is a junior subjective synonym of P. fasciatum (Linnaeus, 1766) in light of the study of Carvalho-Costa et al. (2011). These authors reported minimal genetic differentiation among the taxa considered conspecific with P. fasciatum previous to the study of Buitrago-Suárez and Burr (2007).

Four individuals were caught at night using gill nets in a lake connected to the river. An example of two live specimens is pictured in Fig. 31.