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1 May 2019 A New Species of Moenkhausia Eigenmann, 1903 (Characiformes, Characidae) from the Upper Rio Negro Basin, Brazil
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A new species of Moenkhausia is described from Rio Curicuriari and Rio Tiquié, both right-bank tributaries of the upper Rio Negro basin, Amazonas State, Brazil. The new taxon differs from all congeners, except M. agnesae and M. beninei, by the combination of a sinuous humeral blotch, similar to a compressed letter Z, and distinct dark longitudinal stripes along the body sides. The new species can be distinguished from M. agnesae and M. beninei by the presence of a single humeral blotch and of longitudinal stripes running through the center of the scales, more conspicuous dorsally.

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Isabel M. Soares, Flávio C. T. Lima, Douglas A. Bastos, and Lucia H. Rapp Py-Daniel "A New Species of Moenkhausia Eigenmann, 1903 (Characiformes, Characidae) from the Upper Rio Negro Basin, Brazil," Copeia 107(2), 232-238, (1 May 2019). https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-18-149
Received: 12 November 2018; Accepted: 3 March 2019; Published: 1 May 2019
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