Megalechis, Reis, 1997

Published, First, 2007, Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, pp. 1-628: 129-130

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Megalechis
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MEGALECHIS  

Megalechis Reis, 1997: 310   . Type species: Callichthys thoracatus Valenciennes, 1840   . Type by original designation. Gender: Feminine.

Revision: Reis (1997).

Remarks: Nomenclature of species in this genus corrected by Reis et al. (2005).

Megalechis picta (Müller & Troschel, 1848)  

Callichthys pictus Müller & Troschel, 1848: 630   . Type locality: Britisch-Guiana. Syntype: ZMB 3151 View Materials (1).

Callichthys sulcatus Kner, 1855a: 110   . Type locality: Rio branco und Marabitanas [ Brazil]. Lectotype: NMW 4775 View Materials , designated by (Reis, 1997: 311). Originally Cal. sulcatus   .

Hoplosternum oronocoi Fowler, 1915a: 229   , fig. 8. Type locality: La Pedrita, Cano Uracoa, Venezuela. Holotype: ANSP 37895 View Materials .

Distribution: Amazon, Orinoco and upper Essequibo River basins, and coastal rivers of northern Brazil (Reis et al., 2005: 681).

Megalechis thoracata (Valenciennes, 1840)  

Callichthys thoracatus Valenciennes   , in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 309 (230 in the Strasbourg deluxe edition), pl. 443. Type locality: la Mana [ French Guiana]. Holotype: MNHN 0000-4266.

Callichthys longifilis Valenciennes   , in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 317 (235 in the Strasbourg deluxe edition). Type locality: Cayenne. Holotype: MNHN 0000-4284.

Callychthys personatus Ranzani, 1841: 113   . Type locality: [ Unknown , apparently Brazil]. Holotype: MZUB 934 View Materials . Illustrated and described in more detail in Ranzani (1842: 322, pl. 24, fig.1).

Callichthys exaratus Müller & Troschel, 1848: 630   . Type locality: Britisch-Guiana. Type (s): Whereabouts unknown.

Hoplosternum thoracatum surinamensis Hoedeman, 1952b: 5   . Type locality: Surinam. Holotype: ZMA 100292 View Materials .

Distribution: Amazon, Orinoco and Paraguay River basins, and coastal rivers of the Guianas and northern Brazil (Reis et al., 2005).

SCLEROMYSTAX Günther, 1864  

Scleromystax Günther, 1864: 225   , 229. Type species: Callichthys barbatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824   . Type by monotypy. Gender: Masculine. Described in key (p. 225) as a subgenus of Callichthys   , with species on p. 229.

Remarks: Recently removed from the synonymy of Corydoras   by Britto (2003).

Scleromystax barbatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)  

Callichthys barbatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824: 234   . Type locality: ...petit ruisseaux qui aurosent, près de Rio de Janeiro, la ferme de Mandioca; [now: Fazenda da Japuhyba   GoogleMaps near Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22º59'S, 44º17'W, by neotype designation]. Neotype: CAS 16006 View Materials , designated by Nijssen & Isbrücker (1980b: 202).

Corydoras kronei   Miranda Ribeiro , 1907a: 189, figure on p. 189. Type locality: buracos do leito dos Rios Una da Aldeia e Despraiado [Iporanga, Brazil]. Lectotype: MNRJ 918 View Materials A, designated by Nijssen & Isbrücker (1980b: 202).  

Corydoras eigenmanni Ihering, 1907: 34   . Type locality: Riverlets by Cubatão and Raiz da Serra , State of São Paulo. Lectotype: MZUSP 153 View Materials , designated by Britski (1969: 206).

Distribution: Coastal drainages from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Catarina States, Brazil (Reis, 2003).

Scleromystax macropterus (Regan, 1913)  

Corydoras macropterus Regan, 1913a: 232   . Type locality: Paranagua , Brazil. Lectotype: BMNH 1913.1.1.11, designated by Nijssen & Isbrücker (1980b: 206).

Corydoras bertoni Eigenmann   , in Eigenmann & Allen, 1942: 179. Type locality: Puerto Bertoni, Alto Paraná, Paraguay. Holotype (32 mm FL): IU 15441 (apparently not found at CAS).

Distribution: Coastal rivers of Brazil from São Paulo to Santa Catarina States, and some tributaries of the upper Paraná River (Reis, 2003).

Remarks: See Buckup & Malabarba (1990) for comments on the type locality of Corydoras macropterus   .

Scleromystax prionotos (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1980)  

Corydoras prionotos Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1980a: 5   , figs. 6–7. Type locality: Linhares   GoogleMaps , 19º22'S, 40º04'W, Lagoa Juparanã, Rio Doce system [ Brazil]. Holotype: MNRJ 10537 View Materials .

Distribution: Coastal rivers in southeastern Brazil from Espirito Santo to São Paulo, Brazil (Reis, 2003).

Scleromystax salmacis Britto & Reis, 2005  

Scleromystax salmacis Britto & Reis, 2005: 482   , figs. 1–2. Type locality: Brazil, Estado de Santa Catarina, Praia Grande, arroio Molha Coco in Vila Rosa nearly 5.5 km northwest from Praia Grande   GoogleMaps , 29º10'14"S 49º58'53"W. Holotype: MCP 38388 View Materials .

Distribution: Mampituba, Araranguá and Ratones river basins, Santa Catarina State, Brazil (Britto & Reis, 2005).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Siluriformes

Family

Callichthyidae

Loc

Megalechis

Published, First 2007
2007
Loc

Corydoras prionotos Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1980a: 5

Nijssen & Isbrucker 1980: 5
1980
Loc

Hoplosternum thoracatum surinamensis

Hoedeman 1952: 5
1952
Loc

Hoplosternum oronocoi

Fowler 1915: 229
1915
Loc

Corydoras macropterus

Regan 1913: 232
1913
Loc

Corydoras eigenmanni

Ihering 1907: 34
1907
Loc

Callichthys sulcatus

Kner 1855: 110
1855
Loc

Cal. sulcatus

Kner 1855
1855
Loc

Callichthys pictus Müller & Troschel, 1848: 630

Muller & Troschel 1848: 630
1848
Loc

Callichthys exaratus Müller & Troschel, 1848: 630

Muller & Troschel 1848: 630
1848
Loc

Callychthys personatus

Ranzani 1841: 113
1841