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Dianema is a small genus of freshwater catfish in the Callichthyinae subfamily of the armored catfish family. The type species for this genus is Dianema longibarbis. The name is derived from the Greek di, meaning "two", and nema, meaning "filament".[1] The two species of Dianema share approximately the same distribution, and are found in the Amazon River and lower courses of its tributaries.[2] Dianema species have the habit of swimming midwater, as opposed to the bottom as in most callichthyids.[2]

Species

There are currently two described species in this genus:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Dianema in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  2. ^ a b Reis, Roberto E. (1996-04-29). "Dianema Cope 1872". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 2007-07-12..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}


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Dianema is a small genus of freshwater catfish in the Callichthyinae subfamily of the armored catfish family. The type species for this genus is Dianema longibarbis. The name is derived from the Greek di, meaning "two", and nema, meaning "filament". The two species of Dianema share approximately the same distribution, and are found in the Amazon River and lower courses of its tributaries. Dianema species have the habit of swimming midwater, as opposed to the bottom as in most callichthyids.

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