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Megalonema orixanthum Lundberg & Dahdul, 2008

Image contributors to this species:

Iain Briggs (4) Steven Grant (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 12 - 15; Vertebrae: 43 - 45. Vertebrae including the Weberian complex. Dorsal profile of head and nape convex from snout tip to vertical at posterior nostril, then nearly straight to origin of dorsal fin, scarcely convex along dorsal-fin base, then less convex to posterior insertion of adipose-fin, and gently concave across caudal peduncle. Ventral profile slanting convexly ventrally from snout tip to end of gill region, slightly convex to straight to pelvic-fin origin, stepped dorsad posterior to pelvic girdle, then convex onto anal-fin base, slanting dorsally to caudal peduncle and concave along caudal peduncle.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Pimelodidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Orinoco River basin in Colombia and Venezuela.

Size:

12cm. (4¾ins)

Temp:

22 -27°C (71 -81°F)

p.H.

6.0 -7.2.

Reference:

Lundberg, J.G. and W.M. Dahdul, 2008. Two new cis-Andean species of the South American catfish genus Megalonema allied to trans-Andean Megalonema xantum, with description of a new subgenus (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):439-454.
Grant; Steven, pers comm. Dec.2013.

 

 

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                                                                                               updated = September 21, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017