First report of armored catfishes Callichthyinae Bonaparte, 1838 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) in the subterranean domain of northern and northeastern Brazil
Check List 13(4): 297-303, doi: 10.15560/13.4.297
First report of armored catfishes Callichthyinae Bonaparte, 1838 (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae) in the subterranean domain of northern and northeastern Brazil
expand article infoLuiz Fernando Caserta Tencatt, Bruno Ferreira dos Santos§, Maria Elina Bichuette|
‡ Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil| Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil
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Abstract
The first occurrence of the armored catfishes of the subfamily Callichthynae is reported in subterranean water bodies of northern and northeastern Brazil. The records include 3 species, each occurring in 1 of the 3 caves in the central and northeastern regions of Brazil: Callichthys callichthys from Casa do Caboclo cave, Sergipe state; Hoplosternum littorale from the Gruna da Lagoa do Meio, Bahia state; and Megalechis thoracata, from Casa de Pedra cave, Tocantins state.
Keywords
Camboatá, cave, hypogean habitat, karstic areas, Neotropical region