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Spinipterus acsi Akama & Ferraris, 2011

Image contributors to this species:

Steven Grant (3)

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Relevant Information:

A collection of fishes made near Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon contained a single specimen of a remarkable new auchenipterid catfish. This catfish is characterized by several externally-visible autapomorphic features, of which the most noteworthy is the presence of four rows of serrations along the pectoral and dorsal fin spines. The combination of features make impossible to place the new species into any of the existing auchenipterid genera, so the authors, Akama & Ferraris, created a new genus Spinipterus.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Auchenipteridaeblycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Peru and Brazilian Amazon.

Size:

8.0cm. (3¼ins)

Temp:

22-26°c (71-79°f.)

p.H.

6.5-7.2.

Reference:

Akama, A & CJ Ferraris Jr, 2011. Spinipterus, a new genus of small, spiny catfish (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) from the Peruvian Amazon. Zootaxa 2992: 52-60.

 

 

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