First records of the family Scoloplacidae (Siluriformes, Loricarioidei) in Colombia, including a range expansion of <em>Scoloplax baileyi</em> Rocha, Lazzarotto & Py-Daniel, 2012
Check List 14(6): 1071-1046, doi: 10.15560/14.6.1071
First records of the family Scoloplacidae (Siluriformes, Loricarioidei) in Colombia, including a range expansion of Scoloplax baileyi Rocha, Lazzarotto & Py-Daniel, 2012
expand article infoJuan G. Albornoz-Garzón§, Cristhian C. Conde-Saldaña|, Astrid Acosta-Santos, Jorge E. García-Melo#, Edwin Agudelo, Francisco A. Villa-Navarro, Carlos DoNascimiento§
‡ Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué, Colombia§ Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Villa de Leyva, Colombia| Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Brazil¶ Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científica-SINCHI, Leticia, Colombia# Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
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Abstract

The Neotropical family Scoloplacidae is a monogeneric group of miniature freshwater catfishes that includes 6 species. Scoloplax dicra has the widest distribution across the Amazon basin, except in the western upper portions. We collected 3 specimens from localities close to Leticia in Colombia, corresponding to S. baileyi and S. dicra, constituting the westernmost records of the family for the Amazon basin and the first for Colombia.

Keywords
Amazon, Neotropical region, South America, Tarapoto wetlands