Aspistor luniscutis

Alexandre P. Marceniuk & Naércio A. Menezes, 2007, Systematics of the family Ariidae (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes), with a redefinition of the genera., Zootaxa 1416, pp. 1-126: 22

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Aspistor luniscutis


Aspistor luniscutis   (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Arius luniscutis   ZBK   Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840: 109. Type locality: Brazil. Syntypes: MNHN A-8980, B-0595   .

Distribution: Eastern South America.

Countries: French Guiana and Brazil.

Habitat: Marine and brackish waters.

Maximum size: 1.200 mm TL.

Material examined: MZUSP 87696 (3 al) (1 c&s), Brazil, coast of Sao Paulo state   ; MZUSP 51723 (3 al), Brazil, Bahia, rio Peruipe, port of Vicosa   ; MZUSP 51689 (3 e), Brazil, Paraná, baia de Paranagua   ; MZUSP 51690 (1 es), Brazil, coast of the Sao Paulo state   ; MZUSP 61342 (3 al), Brazil, Bahia, Caravelas, estuary and mouth of rio Caravelas   .


France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle