Check List 19(6): 901-908, doi: 10.15560/19.6.901
New records of Aspidoras fuscoguttatus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976 (Callichthyidae, Corydoradinae) from the São Francisco river basin, Brazil
expand article infoMatheus Oliveira Freitas§, Adriano Hauer, Roger Henrique Dalcin|, Luz Elena De la Ossa-Guerra, Roberto Ferreira Artoni#, Rodrigo Leão de Moura, Vinícius Abilhoa|¤
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil§ Instituto Meros do Brasil, Curitiba, Brazil| Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil# Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Brazil¤ Museu de História Natural Capão da Imbuia, Prefeitura de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
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Aspidoras fuscoguttatus Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1976 is a small, relatively common armored catfish considered endemic to the upper Paraná river basin. Here, based on recent collections, as well as morphological and molecular evidence, the known geographic distribution of this species is extended to the basin of the São Francisco River. Specimens were collected during biological surveys in two unnamed tributaries of the Paraopeba River, in the headwaters of the São Francisco River. The new records may be a consequence of headwater stream-captures between São Francisco and upper Paraná drainages. Continued surveys are needed to assess and mitigate natural and human impacts, including biological exchanges between basins.
Armored catfishes, biogeography, Brumadinho, DNA barcode, endemicity, geographic distribution, freshwater fishes