Leporacanthicus galaxias Isbruecker & Nijssen, 1989, Isbruecker & Nijssen, 1989

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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Leporacanthicus galaxias Isbruecker & Nijssen, 1989


Leporacanthicus galaxias Isbruecker & Nijssen, 1989  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 43880; recordedBy: Valéria Nogueira Machado; Emanuell Duarte Ribeiro; Rupert A. Collins; individualCount: 3; otherCatalogNumbers: UFAM:CTGA:14328; UFAM:CTGA:14487; UFAM:CTGA:14488; associatedSequences: KP772592; Taxon: scientificName: Leporacanthicus galaxias Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Chordata; class: Actinopterygii; order: Siluriformes; family: Loricariidae; genus: Leporacanthicus; specificEpithet: galaxias; scientificNameAuthorship: Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989; Location: country: Brazil; stateProvince: Pará; locality: Lower Nhamunda River ; decimalLatitude: -1.84123; decimalLongitude: -57.07212; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Rupert A. Collins; Event: eventDate: 2013-11; Record Level: institutionCode: INPA; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  


Identification to species level follows Armbruster (2004), Armbruster (2008), Chamon (2007) and Isbrücker and Nijssen (1989) based on the following characters: each premaxilla with three teeth, the inner being very long; lips oval, lacking fimbriae on the upper lip; more than four predorsal plates; tall and narrow supraoccipital crest; and dark body with numerous white dots.

Three individuals were caught by hand from woody substrates at the margin of the main river (sampling site NH04). An example of a live specimen is pictured in Fig. 21.