An armored catfish, named after a legendary monster that attacks fishermen

Main report: New species: Parotocinclus cabessadecuia Ramos et al., 2017
(South American Ichthyology)

Scientific Paper: Neotropical Ichthyology   
New Taxa: Parotocinclus cabessadecui
Species named for: “Cabeça de Cuia”, a legendary creature said to dwell on the margins of the rio Parnaíba in Piauí State, which would attack fishermen at night.
Categories: Celebrity Taxa | Fish | New Species
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A new species of Parotocinclus is described, endemic of the rio Parnaíba basin in northern Brazil.

Parotocinclus cabessadecuia, new species; live specimen just after collection, holotype. Ramos TPA et. al. 2017

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