Monday, June 19, 2017

[Ichthyology • 2017] First Record of Blackfin Pearlfish Austrolebias nigripinnis (Regan, 1912) (Cyprinodontiformes, Cynolebiidae) from Brazil


 Austrolebias nigripinnis  (Regan, 1912)


Abstract

Austrolebias Costa is a genus of annual fish inhabiting temporary wetlands in the Chaco-Pampasic region of southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina (Costa, 2006, Nielsen & Pillet, 2015, Alonso et al., 2016). Currently, about 45 species of Austrolebias are known (Costa, 2006, Volcan et al., 2014, Nielsen & Pillet, 2015), and of these, 24 occur in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil, distributed across the Rio Uruguay basin and the Patos-Mirim lagoon system and adjacent coastal areas (Volcan et al., 2015).

Keywords: Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes, Cynolebiidae


Male Austrolebias nigripinnis, Rio Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 


 Matheus V. Volcan, Ândrio C. Gonçalves and Luis E. K. Lanés. 2017. First Record of Blackfin Pearlfish Austrolebias nigripinnis (Regan, 1912) (Cyprinodontiformes, Cynolebiidae) from Brazil. Zootaxa. 4254(3): 387–390.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4254.3.9

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