Moenkhausia heikoi n.sp., a new tetra (Teleostei:, Ostariophysi: Characiformes:, Characidae) from the Rio Xingú basin, Brazil, with a supplementary description of the genus type species

Jacques Géry and Axel Zarske

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 29-43, Volume 9, Issue 1 – October 2004


Moenkhausia heikoi, a new endemic tetra from the Rio Xingú basin, is described and compared with related species, including the type species of the genus Moenkhausia xinguensis, which is phenotypically close and also endemic to the Xingú basin. The latter species is redescribed from the holotype and from new collections.

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