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An Eyeless, Pale Catfish from the Amazon

An Eyeless, Pale Catfish from the Amazon

Fish, New Species March 17, 2017 at 10:37 am

Just over 44 millimeters from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail, the X. sofiae is relatively small for Xyliphius, a genus of banjo catfish native to South America. Described by Mark Sabaj of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University,  the new catfish “has two characteristics that are relatively rare among catfishes: the complete loss of its eyes and its pale — almost extreme lack of — pigmentation,” Sabaj said. “Most catfishes with similar features inhabit underground aquifers and other cave environments.”  The species is described from a single specimen  collected in the main channel of the Río AmazonasRead More

Colorful killifish from the Amazonia Bolivia

Colorful killifish from the Amazonia Bolivia

Fish, New Species February 13, 2017 at 10:59 am

This colorful new species is described from a small stream in a tributary of the Amazon basin, central Bolivia.   The only other described species of the genus occurring in Bolivia is also known from the same Rio Madeira basin. Anablepsoides chapare, male, holotype, 36.9 mm SL, Bolivia, Department Cochabamba, Rio Isiboro drainage. Photo by S. Barandica.

Description of two new Atractus from the Brazilian Amazon

Description of two new Atractus from the Brazilian Amazon

New Species, Reptiles January 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm

The authors describe two new species of Atractus with 15 dorsal scale rows, previously confused with Atractus insipidus, from the eastern and western portions of Brazilian Amazonia, respectively.  

What was thought to be a singing snake is really a tree frog.

What was thought to be a singing snake is really a tree frog.

Amphibians, New Species, Species Discovery November 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Calls of the newly discovered tree frog species Tepuihyla shushupe have long been mistaken for the “songs” of a bushmaster viper.

A new genus of katydid, from the Amazon

A new genus of katydid, from the Amazon

Insects, New Species August 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Emsleyfolium diasae sp. nov. seems to be widely distributed in Amazonian Rainforest, being present at four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Described for the First Time, the Great Freshwater Sting Ray

Described for the First Time, the Great Freshwater Sting Ray

Fish, New Species August 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

The Great freshwater stingray, Potamotrygon rex, is a very large, “black stingray” species. found in the Tocantins river, in the central Amazon, Brazil.  

A new frog species from the lowlands of the Peruvian Amazon

A new frog species from the lowlands of the Peruvian Amazon

Amphibians, New Species March 18, 2016 at 10:52 am

A new species of Anura, Pristimantis iiap, is described from the lowlands of the Peruvian Amazon, and allocated to the Pristimantis conspicillatus group (sensu Padial et al. 2014). The new species was collected along the Sepahua River, a small tributary of the Urubamba River (Departamento Ucayali, Peru) running west from the slopes of the Fitzcarrald Arch. Individuals were found active at night in the understory of evergreen lowland forest with high density of bamboo (Guadua spp.) Pristimantis iiap. l Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana.

Spectrolebias bellidoi, a new annual fish from the upper Río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia.

Spectrolebias bellidoi, a new annual fish from the upper Río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia.

Fish, New Species January 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Dalton Tavares Bressane Nielsen and Didier Pillet: Spectrolebias bellidoi, a new annual fish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae: Cynolebiatinae) from the upper Río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia, … Source: Spectrolebias bellidoi a new annual fish… | aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology Dalton Tavares Bressane Nielsen and Didier Pillet: Spectrolebias bellidoi, a new annual fish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae: Cynolebiatinae) from the upper Río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia,pp. 180-187

Austrolebias accorsii, a new annual fish from the upper río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia.

Austrolebias accorsii, a new annual fish from the upper río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia.

Fish, New Species January 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm

  Austrolebias accorsii, a new annual fish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae: Cynolebiatinae) from the upper río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia, Source: Austrolebias accorsii a new annual fish… | aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology Dalton Tavares Bressane Nielsen and Didier Pillet: Austrolebias accorsii, a new annual fish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae: Cynolebiatinae) from the upper río Grande basin, Amazon basin, Bolivia,pp. 172-179

A new annual killifish from the Río Madeira basin, Bolivian Amazon.

A new annual killifish from the Río Madeira basin, Bolivian Amazon.

Fish, New Species July 29, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Moema beucheyi (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae), a new annual killifish from the Río Madeira basin, Bolivian Amazon. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 21 (3): 128-135.