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Taxonomic Redefinition of the Species of Acestrorhynchus of the microlepis Group with the Description of Acestrorhynchus apurensis , a New Species from Venezuela ( Ostariophysi : Characiformes : Characidae )

@inproceedings{Stiassny2004TaxonomicRO,
  title={Taxonomic Redefinition of the Species of Acestrorhynchus of the microlepis Group with the Description of Acestrorhynchus apurensis , a New Species from Venezuela ( Ostariophysi : Characiformes : Characidae )},
  author={M. Stiassny and R. Vari and Stanley and H. Weitzman and A. S. Harold and Kenneth and Lazara and Marcelo Carvalho},
  year={2004}
}
The species ofAcestrorhynchus ofthe microlepis group, characterized by the presence of a small, sometimes indistinct, black spot overlying the lateral line, posterior to the opercle, are redefined. Acestrorhynchus guianensis Menezes, 1969, is considered a junior synonym of A. microlepis (Schomburgk, 1841). New diagnoses and synonymies are provided and Acestrorhynchus apurensis, a new species from the Rio Apure drainage system (Rio Orinoco basin) in Venezuela, is described. A key to the species… Expand

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