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1 December 2002 Otocinclus tapirape: A New Hypoptopomatine Catfish from Central Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)
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A new species of Otocinclus, Otocinclus tapirape, is described. The new taxon differs from other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: low number of trunk lateral plates; canal-bearing plates of trunk median plate series truncated, restricted to the anterior field; presence of iris diverticulum; expanded subnasal lamina on lateral ethmoid; and nuchal plate narrow. The phylogenetic relationships of the new species are ((Otocinclus affinis, Otocinclus flexilis)(Otocinclus xakriaba (Otocinclus tapirape, remaining Otocinclus species))).

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Marcelo R. Britto and Cristiano R. Moreira "Otocinclus tapirape: A New Hypoptopomatine Catfish from Central Brazil (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)," Copeia 2002(4), 1063-1069, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[1063:OTANHC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 December 2001; Accepted: 7 June 2002; Published: 1 December 2002
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