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Description of a new species of annual fish of the genus Neofundulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the upper río Mamoré basin, Bolivia

Dalton Tavares Bressane Nielsen and Roger Brousseau

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 109-114, Volume 19, Issue 3 – 19 July 2013

Abstract
Neofundulus splendidus n. sp. is described from Bolivia, departamento de Santa Cruz, río San Miguel, upper Mamoré basin. Neofundulus splendidus n. sp. is distinguished from the remaining Neofundulus species by a combination of characters: Large black spot at humeral region with diameter of approximately 1.5-2.0 of pupil in males and females (vs. black spot in humeral region, when present, small- half of pupil), 40-41 scales in longitudinal series (vs. 35-38 in remaining congeners).This is the first record for the genus Neofundulus in río Mamoré basin.

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