Metadata

Aspidoras mephisto

Tencatt and Bichuette 2017

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
SiluriformesLoricarioideiCallichthyidae

Synonyms

Aspidoras albater  Nijssen and Isbrucker 1976 (in part)

Country

Brazil

Types

Holotype: MNRJ 48268 45.6mm SL. Paratypes: LESCI 246 18,8mm SL, LESCI 247 31.2mm SL, LESCI 304 (2 specimens 33.1mm, 31.3mm SL), LESCI 306 33.9mm SL, NUP 18758 (2 specimens 34.7mm, 34.9mm SL, NUP 18760 (2 specimens 29.5mm, 31.7mm SL), LESCI 332 (9 specimens 19.0-27.0mm SL, LESCI 333 19.0mm SL, MCP, MZUSP, ZUFMS-PIS.

Zoobank registered.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: the Anésio-Russão cave system, upper Tocantins River basin, Goiás, Brazil. 14°05’27.7”S, 46°22’59.6”W. This system consists of Anésio III cave and Russão II cave.

Conservation Status

NE

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Trajano, E. Book Section 2003 Ecology and ethology of subterranean catfishes
Shimabukuro-Dias, Cristiane Kioko, Oliveira, Claudio, Reis, Roberto E. and Foresti, Fausto Journal Article 2004 Molecular phylogeny of the armored catfish family Callichthyidae (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes)
Secutti, Sandro, Reis, Roberto E. and Trajano, Eleonora Journal Article 2011 Differentiating cave Aspidoras catfish from a karst area of Central Brazil, upper rio Tocantins basin (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae)
Trajano, E, Gallao, J.E and Bichuette, M. E. Journal Article 2016 Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Tencatt, LFC and Bichuette, M. E. Journal Article 2017 Aspidoras mephisto, new species: The first troglobitic Callichthyidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from South America
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. Journal Article 2018 Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment

Internet Resourses

Morphometric and meristic data

A film of Aspidoras mephisto

Another copy of the film