A new Papiliolebias species (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from Bolivian Amazon

Stefano Valdesalici and Roger Brousseau

aqua International Journal of Ichthyology,  pp. 117-122, Volume 20 issue 3, 29 July 2014


Papiliolebias francescae, new species, is described based on specimens collected in a seasonal pool in Rio San Pablo drainage, Departamento Santa Cruz, central Bolivia. It differs from its congeners by the following unique features in males: dorsal and anal fins pointed; oblique, chevronshaped, blue-gray and dark red stripes in close proximity on flanks; proximal half dorsal and anal fin whitish with broad dark red elongated spots; caudal fin with two or three transverse rows of dark red spots; pupil with anterior pointed extension.

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