A New Genus and Species of a Minute Suckermouth Armored Catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Tocantins Drainage, Central Brazil: The Smallest Known Loricariid Catfish

@article{Ribeiro2012ANG,
  title={A New Genus and Species of a Minute Suckermouth Armored Catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Tocantins Drainage, Central Brazil: The Smallest Known Loricariid Catfish},
  author={A. C. Ribeiro and Fl{\'a}vio C. T. Lima and E. Pereira},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012},
  pages={637 - 647}
}
Nannoplecostomus eleonorae, a new genus and species of a miniature suckermouth armored catfish, is described based on specimens collected from the karst region of São Domingos, upper Rio Tocantins basin, Goiás State, central Brazil. The new genus and species can be diagnosed among loricariids by presenting a unique reductive pattern of lateral dermal plates, with most of the body covered by only three series of plates (viz., dorsal, mid-ventral, and ventral). Based on the available published… Expand
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