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Phylogenetic relationships within the speciose family Characidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes) based on multilocus analysis and extensive ingroup sampling
BackgroundWith nearly 1,100 species, the fish family Characidae represents more than half of the species of Characiformes, and is a key component of Neotropical freshwater ecosystems. TheExpand
Molecular phylogeny of Aphyocharacinae (Characiformes, Characidae) with morphological diagnoses for the subfamily and recognized genera.
The subfamily Aphyocharacinae was recently redefined to comprise eight genera: Aphyocharax, Prionobrama, Paragoniates, Phenagoniates, Leptagoniates, Xenagoniates, Rachoviscus and Inpaichthys. ThisExpand
Molecular phylogeny of Moenkhausia (Characidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA evidence
Moenkhausia is one of the most speciose genera in Characidae, currently composed of 75 nominal species of small fishes distributed across South American hydrographic basins, primarily the Amazon andExpand
Lophiobrycon weitzmani, a new genus and species of glandulocaudine fish (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Grande drainage, upper rio Paraná system, southeastern Brazil
A new genus and species of glandulocaudine, Lophiobrycon weitzmani, is described based on specimens collected in headwater tributary streams of the rio Grande, upper rio Parana system, State of MinasExpand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Taxonomy is a scientific discipline that has provided the universal naming and classification system of biodiversity for centuries and continues effectively to accommodate new knowledge. Expand
A new species of Tetragonopterus Cuvier, 1816 (Characiformes: Characidae: Tetragonopterinae) from the rio Jari, Amapá, northern Brazil
A new species of Tetragonopterus is described from the rio Jari, a tributary to the left margin of rio Amazonas, at the border between Amapa and Para States, northern Brazil. It is morphologicallyExpand
New species of Moenkhausia Eigenmann, 1903 (Characiformes: Characidae) with comments on the Moenkhausia oligolepis species complex
A new species of Moenkhausia is described from tributaries of the rio Paraguay, Brazil. The new species is diagnosed from congeners by characters related to body coloration, the number of lateralExpand
Structure and composition of the stream ichthyofauna of four tributary rivers of the upper Rio Parana basin, Brazil
The ichthyofauna of 24 stretches of streams, all of 100 m length and of fi fth or lower order and most of second and third order, were sampled along four left bank tributaries (Rio do Peixe, RioExpand
A new species of Creagrutus Gunther (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes), from the upper Rio Parana basin, central Brazil
Creagrutus varii n. sp. is described based on material from the Rio Sao Marcos basin, in the upper Rio Parana system, Goias State, Brazil. This is the first record of Creagrutus in the upper RioExpand