New Teleocichla described

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New Teleocichla described

Post by DRE » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:32 am

Teleocichla preta

Varella, Zuanon, Kullander & López-Fernández, 2016

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 13053/full
Teleocichla preta nov. sp. inhabits the rapids along the Rio Xingu and lower portion of the Rio Iriri. It is the largest species in the genus, reaching 121·3 mm standard length (LS) while others do not reach more than 87·8 mm LS. Teleocichla preta is distinguished from all other species of Teleocichla by the unique blackish (in live specimens) or dark brown (preserved specimens) overall colouration of the body, which masks the faint vertical bars or zig-zag pattern of blotches on the flanks. Teleocichla preta also has a deeper body and a deep laterally compressed caudal peduncle, unlike any other congener, as well as a stout lower pharyngeal tooth plate bearing molariform teeth on its median area.
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New Teleocichla described

Post by Florent » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:25 am

Seems to be Teleocichla sp. Xingu II / black Teleo

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Re: New Teleocichla described

Post by DRE » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:39 am

Has anyone got hold of full description in pdf format that they could share with me?

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