Overview

Distribution

Madre de Dios River basin, Peru.
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South America: Madre de Dios River basin.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9 - 10; Analsoft rays: 11 - 18
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Size

Max. size

5.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

The absence of a distinct, anteriorly-expanded, dark stripe on the ventral portions of the body immediately dorsal of the anterior branched anal-fin rays distinguishes Attonitus bounites from Attonitus irisae and Attonitus ephimeros (Ref 53400).
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Type Information

Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349712
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerine With Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): F. Chang
Year Collected: 1996
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Puno, Provincia Sandia, Zona Reservada Tambopata Candamo, Rio Beshuajali, Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349705
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): H. Ortega & J. Burns
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Cuzco, Provincia Pucartambo, Rio Hospital, Pilcopata, Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349701
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerine With Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): F. Chang & N. Salcedo
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Puno, Provincia Carabaya, Zana Reservada Tambopata Candamo, Rio Candamo, Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349703
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): F. Chang
Year Collected: 1994
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Puno, Provincia Sandia, Muspaypampa. Rio Inambari Basin, Rio Huasimayo, Santa Elena., Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349711
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): F. Chang & G. Carreno
Year Collected: 1996
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Puno, Provincia Sandia, Zona Reservada Tambopata Candamo, Quebrada, Tributary To Rio Candamo, Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349715
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Hardcopy photograph on file
Collector(s): F. Chang & N. Salcedo
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Puno, Provincia Sandia, Zona Reservada Tambopata-Candamo, Cuenca Ebehuabapti, Rio Explanada, Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Attonitus bounites Vari & Ortega
Catalog Number: USNM 349709
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): F. Chang & G. Carrebo
Year Collected: 1996
Locality: Peru: Departamento De Puno, Provincia Sandia, Zona Reservada Tambopata Candamo, Quebrada Tributary To Rio Candamo, Peru, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P. & Ortega, H. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (2): 123, fig. 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Attonitus bounites

Attonitus bounites is a species of fish of family Characidae in order of Characiformes.[1] They are primarily found within the tropical South American Madre de Dios River drainage basin. The males can reach 2.24 in (5.7 cm) in total length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N., ed. 1998. Catalog of Fishes. Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, Vol. 1-3. California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco, California, United States. 2905. ISBN 0-940228-47-5.
  2. ^ FishBase
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