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Neblinichthys

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Neblinichthys is a small genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America.

Species

There are currently six recognized species in this genus:[1][2]

Etymology

Neblinichthys is derived from the Latin nebula which means mist or vapor, and ichthys for fish.[1]

Appearance and anatomy

Neblinichthys species are unique in that the breeding males have a snout brush formed by elongate, bristle-like odontodes pointing forwards on the snout. More fairly elongated odontodes are found on the top of the head and on the body.[3] Otherwise they appear rather similar to Lasiancistrus species.[3] Females and juveniles may be differentiated from Lasiancistrus species by the lack of cheek whiskers.[3] Neblinichthys species also have their pectoral fin and pelvic fin spines the same length.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Neblinichthys in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Armbruster, J.W. & Taphorn, D.C. (2013): Description of Neblinichthys peniculatus, a new species of loricariid catfish from the río Paragua drainage of Venezuela. Neotropical Ichthyology, 11 (1): 65-72.
  3. ^ a b c d Armbruster, Jonathan W. "Neblinichthys". Retrieved 2007-06-01.
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Neblinichthys: Brief Summary

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Neblinichthys is a small genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America.

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