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Peru 2000 Fish List

Allan James


elow is a list of species caught and recorded on our collecting trip to Peru on the Amazon near Iquitos, also the Rio Nanay and Rio Orosa during the week of 16th-22nd July 2000. It has to be noted that the vast majority of these fish were caught , identified to genera/species and returned to the same waters that they were collected from. Species with Image is a link to an image, Factsheet is a factsheet on the species. Articledenotes an article.



KEY TO COLLECTION LOCALATIES
1. Island across from Port of lquitos
2. Padre Cocha; blackwater stream
3. Padre Cocha; Nanay River bank
4. Aisana; Forest stream
5. Atun Cocha; shallow pools and river
6. Sandbar in Amazon River
7. Orosa River at Madre Selva Forest Preserve
8. Madre Selva Forest Preserve; Tunche Cano stream
9. Orosa River; small cocha downriver at Eloise's house
10. Mayaruna Cocha off Orosa River
11. Paucarillo Forest Preserve
12. Apayacul Yanayacu region


CHARACOIDS

Hoplias malabaricus (wolf fish) 1, 3,11
Erythrinus erythrinus (red wolf fish) 3, 8,11
Boulengerella maculata 6, 12
Leporinus sp "spilocistron group" (3 spots)1
Leporinus fasciatatus 2
Leporinus sp. aff. fasciatus 5
Leporinus sp."S-bar" 10
Anostomus sp.#1 1
Anostomus trimaculatus 12
Anostomus germani 12
Abramites hypselonotus 6
Nannostomus very close to trifasciatus 4
Nannobrycon equis 8
Elachocharax sp. 2
Characidium sp.#1: 2
Characidium sp. #2 (stocky with dark stripe) 5
Characidium sp.#3 (slender, transparent) 8
Myllosoma aureum I
Mylossoma duriventre 9
Myleus torquatus (Peruvian red hook) 5
Serrasalmus rhombeus (black piranha) I
Serrasalmus sp "black tail edge" 5, 6, 7
Pygocentrus nattereri 5, 9, 12
Acestrorhynchus falcatus (freshwater barracuda) 2, Q.Cynopotomus sp.(river dog) 6
Roeboides sp. 6
Raphiodon vulpinus 6
Hydrolycus scomberoides 7
Curimata sp. with black tail spot
Note: We caught at various locations numerous species of Curimata and Curimatopsis.
To differentiate them would require detailed anatomic study.
Psectrogaster rhomboides 12
Prochilodus nigicans 12
Hemiodus aff. unimaculatus 3, 5, 9
Hemiodus immaculatus 6
Brycon sp. 9
Chalceus erythrurus (yellow-finned chalceus) 12
Triportheus angulatus 1, 12
Triportheus albus 1
Triportheus elongatus 1
Bryconops sp. 3
Thoracocharax securis (Giant River hatchetfish) I, 6
Carnegiella strigata (marble hatchet) 2, 8
Carnegiella meyersi 12
Gasteropelecus sternicla (silver hatchet) 8
Ctenobrycon spilurus 1, 9
Pyrrhulina semifasciata 4, 9
Pyrrhulina "obermuelleri" 9
Pyrrhulina eleanora 9, 12
Charax sp. with black body spot and pink fins 8
Aphyocharax alburnus 1, 5,6
Prionobrama filigera (Peruvian bloodfin) I, 6, 12
Bario steindachneri 8, 11, 12
Moenkhausia intermedia 2
Moenkhausia collettii 5, 8
Moenkhausia lepidua 3,12
Moenkhausia oligolepis (red-eye tetra) 4
Stethaprion erythrops 9
Gymnocorymbus thayeri 5,6,9
Astyanax bimaculatus 4, 8,10
lguanodectes spilurus 2
Hyphessobrycon bentosi 5, II
Hyphessobrycon copelandi 11
Hemigrammus "unidentified head and tail light" 4, 8,11
Hemigrammus loretoensis 4, 8,11
Hemigrammus hyanuary 2, 5, 8
Hemigrammus pulcer 12
Hemigrammus sp.af schmardae (Large black tail spot) 1,2, 12
Hemigrammus sp. "gold stripe"2
Hemigrammus ocellifer (head and tail light) 2
Hemigrammus or Hyphessobrycon sp. (as illustrated p.215 Baensch Vol.1) 2
Paracheirodon innesii (neon) 8, 11
Phenacogaster pectinatus (glass tetra) 4, 8


KILLIFISHES

Note: specimens of all Rivulus spp. caught are being sent to Dan Fromm for DNA studies and definitive ID
Rivulus iridescens (2) 2,4
Rivulus rubroliniatus 11
Rivulus "elongatus" (2)8


CICHLIDS

Crenicichla cincta (banded pike cichlid) 1, 4
Crenicichla sp. "drab" 2
Crenicichla lucius 2 Image
Crenicichla johanna 7
Cichiasoma amazonarum 1, 4, 10
Aquiden stetramerus 2, 7, 12, Bujurquina moriorum I
Bujurquina peregrinabunda 4, 8, 9711
Chaetobranchus flavescens 5
Biotodoma cupido 9
Satanaperca jurupari 10
Apistogramma eunotus 1, 8
Apistogramma agassizi 4, 8,11, 12
Apistogramma cacatoides 12
Apistogramma cruzi 4
Apistogramma bitaeniata 8
Cichla monoculus (peacock bass) I
Heros appendiculatus (Peruvian severum) 3
Mesonauta insignis (Peruvian festivum)2, 3, 12
Pterophyllum scalare (angelfish) 3


CATFISHES
Calophysus macropterus 1,7 Factsheet
Pinirampus pirinampu 1,7
Pimelodella sp. aft. cristata I
Pimelodella "gracilis" group 6, 10
Pimelodella "gracilis" (mottled) 8
Pimelodus blochi 1,6, 1 2
Pimelodus
sp. af maculatus 1, 6
Brachyrhamdia meesi 10
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum 8 Image Factsheet
Goldiella eques 12
Sorubimichthys planiceps 6
Strange, small, dark brown, elongate, pim with yellow collar and saddle (Rhamdella microcephala) (?) 4
Centromochlus heckeli 6
Parauchenipterus galeatus 7 Image
A silver Ageneiosid catfish 6
Auchenipterichthys (now A. coracoideus
) thoracatus (zamora cat) 10 Image Factsheet
A yellowish Ageniosid catfish with fine black zig-zag lateral band 6
Bunocephalus sp. 10
Cetopsid sp#1 (elongated whale cat) I
Cetopsid sp. 2 (blue whale cat) 5 (river) Image
Dianema longibarbis (Porthole cat) 1, 12 Image
Hoplosternum sp. af. pectorale 2 Article
Megalechis thoracata 4, 8, 11 Image
Callichthys callichthys 11 Image Factsheet
Corydoras elegans 8 Image Article
Corydoras leucomelas 9
Corydoras reticulatus 9
Brochis splendens 9, 12 Image Factsheet
Hypoptopoma "carinatum-wrightiana" group
Hypoptopoma gulare 6
Otocinclus vestitus 8
Ancistrus sp. 2
Rhineloricaria sp (mottled fins) close to hasemani 3, 4, 6
Rhineloricaria filamentosa (?) 8
Pseudorinelepis charachama 5
Pterodoras granulosus 1, 10
Pseudodoras sp. at. niger 3
Opsodoras sp. (feathered whiskers) 10
Opsodoras sp.#2: 12
Amblydoras (was Platydoras hancockii) nauticus 3 Image Factsheet
Anadoras grypus 5, 9
Agamyxis pectinifrons (spotted Raphael)10 Factsheet
Platydoras costatus ( now P. armatulus) (striped Raphael)10 Factsheet
Hassar notospilus 6 Image
Anduzedoras (7) sp. 6


KN1FEFISHES

Hypopygus sp. (brown and mottled) 2
Hypopoma sp. (brown, mottled, short tail) 11
Gymnotus sp. (carapo??)2, 11


MISCELLANEOUS

Potamoraphis guianensis (needlefish) 2,3
Synbranchus marmoratus (swamp eel) 8, 10
Colomesus asellus (puffer) 6
Anchovella sp. (anchovy)1, 6

Acknowledgment
: Dr David Schleser for compiling this list.

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                                                                                                                                                 Article updated = February 25, 2016
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