Check List 14(4): 693-697, doi: 10.15560/14.4.693
First record of the driftwood catfish Spinipterus acsi Akama & Ferraris, 2011 (Siluriformes, Auchenipteridae) for Brazil, Juruá River, Amazon basin
expand article infoBárbara B. Calegari, Alberto Akama§, Roberto E. Reis
‡ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil§ Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil
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Spinipterus Akama & Ferraris, 2011 is a monotypic genus known only by the holotype of its single species S. acsi, described from a creek tributary to the Nanay River, in the Peruvian portion of the Amazon basin. A second specimen of this genus and species representing the first record of occurrence in Brazil is reported from the Juruá River, upper Amazon basin, Amazonas state.
Taxonomy; Ostariophysi; biodiversity; Neotropics