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Accepted by M. R. de Carvalho: 19 Feb. 2008; published: 25 Mar. 2008 33 ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
 

Summary: Accepted by M. R. de Carvalho: 19 Feb. 2008; published: 25 Mar. 2008 33
ZOOTAXA
ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)Copyright © 2008 · Magnolia Press
Zootaxa 1731: 33­41 (2008)
www.mapress.com/zootaxa/
A new species of Pseudancistrus from the Río Caroní, Venezuela
(Siluriformes: Loricariidae)
JONATHAN W. ARMBRUSTER1
& DONALD C. TAPHORN2
1
Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess, Auburn, AL 36849, USA. E-mail: armbrjw@auburn.edu
2
UNELLEZ, BioCentro, Museo de Zoología, Guanare, estado Portuguesa, 3310 Venezuela. E-mail: taphorn@gmail.com
Abstract
Pseudancistrus reus is a new species from the Río Caroní (Río Orinoco drainage) of Venezuela known from two individ-
uals. It differs from all other Pseudancistrus by having a color pattern consisting of alternating dark and light bars. In
addition, it differs from all except P. genisetiger and P. papariae by having an incomplete mid-dorsal plate row and from
P. genisetiger and P. papariae by having 18 contiguous mid-dorsal plates vs. 14 plates, a plateless break and then two
more plates at the end of the caudal peduncle. The type locality of P. reus was submerged by the construction of the Caru-

  

Source: Armbruster, Jonathan W. - Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology