Check List 9(6): 1576-1579, doi: 10.15560/9.6.1576
First report of four characiform fishes (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) for Uruguay
expand article infoWilson S. Serra, Matías Zarucki§, Alejandro Duarte§, Edward D. Burress|, Franco Teixeira-de-Mello§, Iván González-Bergonzoni, Marcelo Loureiro
‡ Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Universidad de la República, Uruguay§ Universidad de la República, Uruguay| Appalachian State University Auburn Univerisity, United States of America¶ Universidad de la República (Uruguay) Aarhus University, Denmark
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In this article the authors present the first report of four characiform fish species for Uruguay, extending their current distribution to the middle and lower Uruguay River basin: Astyanax saguazu Casciotta, Almirón and Azpelicueta, 2003; Hypobrycon poi Almirón, Casciotta, Azpelicueta and Cione, 2001; Leporinus amae Gody, 1980; Cyphocharax saladensis (Meinken, 1933). These species were previously recorded from either the upper Uruguay River, Patos-Merín lagoon system or Paraná River. Color pattern in life for A. saguazu and H. poi are described for the first time.
Ostariophysi; Charachiformes; Uruguay; Uruguay River; new records