Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Smith, Welber Senteio, Halcsik, Leticia, Biagioni, Renata Cassemiro, Pinheiro, Lúcio Antônio Stefani & Severino Stefani, Marta, 2021, An updated list of the ichthyofauna of Ipanema National Forest, São Paulo, Brazil, Check List 17 (3), pp. 827-840 : 838

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Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)


Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)   Figure 2U

Material examined. BRAZIL – São Paulo • Iperó, Limão lagoon; 23°25.27′S, 047°36.19′W; 610 m alt; 13.VI. 2017; W.S. Smith and L. Halcsik leg.; cast nets; LEEF 115137 , LEEF 115163 (8 spec., 80.0−250.0 mm SL) GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Body deep; mouth terminal; premaxilla with 2 or 3 and dentary with 2–4 teeth rows. Upper lat- eral line with 17–19 pored scales, lower lateral line with 10–14 pored scales and longitudinal series with 28–30 scales. Transversal series above upper lateral with 4 and below lower lateral line with 7 scale rows. Dorsal fin with XVI–XVII, 10–13 rays, pectoral fin with 14 rays, pel- vic fin with I,6 and anal fin with III, 10–12 rays. Ground color iridescent blue and green; dorsal, anal, caudal and pelvic fin are red with blue with iridescent blue dots aligned between rays and with pectoral fin yellowish hy- aline; conspicuous dark-brown rounded blotch on flank ( Graça and Pavanelli 2007; Ota et al. 2018).